By Julian Teekaram, Weekend anchor/Video Journalist - bio | email
LIMA, OHIO -
If you were driving on the roadways today, there's a strong possibility that an Ohio State Trooper was watching.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol had an "All Out Day" today. That means that all officers, no matter what their rank, were out patrolling the roads. The initiative strives to reduce driver fatalities which are more common during warm weather months.
Sergeant Bo Schmutz says most people are pulled over for speeding violations. However, there are other dangerous driving behaviors to avoid.
"And also we're out there looking for crash-causing violations, and OVI's and for seatbelts too."
In order to avoid an accident or ticket, buckle up. Never drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol and put away distractions like cell phones or other electronic devices.
Call 677 to report impaired drivers or drug activity.