Clermont Co. leads state in juvenile traffic citations

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) - Newly released statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol shows Clermont County leads the state in juvenile traffic citations.

Troopers issued a total of 34,921 citations to juvenile drivers from 2006 to 2008. Of those citations, 1,199 were in Clermont County. The next highest was Stark County at 1,144.

Highway officials say speed was a factor in 58 percent of the crashes that were caused by juvenile drivers. During the three-year period, juvenile drivers were at fault in 61,784 traffic crashes, resulting in 27,838 injuries and 212 deaths.

"Teen drivers will be out on the roadways on a regular basis with the start of school, extra-cirricular activities and sporting events," said Col. Richard H. Collins, patrol superintendent. "We need to remind our young drivers of the consequences of not obeying traffic laws."

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