Ross County is "ground zero" for attention from law enforcement after 12 people have died in traffic crashes this year.
If you are driving through Ross County this week, you had better be obeying all traffic laws- because someone is watching.
Chillicothe Police, Ross County Sheriff and State Highway Patrol are joining forces for a traffic enforcement blitz this week, in an effort to reduce what has turned into a record pace of fatal crashes in the county.
That's Lt. John Moore of the Ohio Highway Patrol says many of this year's 12 fatals have been in the western half of the county and within three miles of the Chillicothe city limits.... 04-17 Lt. John Moore
The enforcement blitz is looking for distracted drivers and those not wearing their seat belts. A recent motorist survey showed only 59% of Ross Countians were wearing their seat belt. Ross County Sheriff George Lavender.... 04-17 George Lavender
Even Chillicothe Police are seeing more crashes, including the first of the 12 fatals in the county. Captain Keith Washburn.... 04-17 Capt Keith Washburn