Monday, February 25 2013 6:40 PM EST2013-02-25 23:40:46 GMT
Tri-State drivers are reminded to not text and drive thanks to a new campaign unveiled on Monday.AAA installed the first billboard in their 'Don't Text and Drive' campaign. Ohio's texting and driving banFull Story >
Tri-State drivers are reminded to not text and drive thanks to a new billboard campaign unveiled on Monday.Full Story >
Friday, February 15 2013 7:16 AM EST2013-02-15 12:16:20 GMT
When you see the pictures of the car Aimee Bishop was driving, you wonder how she survived. When you hear the story of what landed her in the hospital fighting for her life, you get angry. In a FOX19Full Story >
When you see the pictures of the car Aimee Bishop was driving, you wonder how she survived. When you hear the story of what landed her in the hospital fighting for her life, you get angry.Full Story >
Witnesses in southwestern Virginia say a car has driven into a crowd at a parade. Several people appear to be hurt, but the nature of their injuries wasn't immediately known.Full Story >
About 50 to 60 people were injured Saturday when a driver described by witnesses as an elderly man drove his car into a group of hikers marching in a parade in a small Virginia mountain town.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 6:15 PM EDT2013-05-18 22:15:38 GMT
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experienceFull Story >
Residents attending Maifest 2013 in Covington, Ky., will have the rare chance to touch a nearly 4-billion-year-old piece of moon rock at NASA's Driven to Explore traveling exhibit, a multimedia experience that immerses visitors in the story of NASA.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19/CNN) -
Authorities are worried about a spike in deaths among teen drivers in the Tri-State, specifically in Indiana and Kentucky, where the number of young drivers killed was in the double digits.
A study by the Governors Highway Safety Association shows that 16 young people were killed behind-the-wheel in Indiana in the first six months of last year, up by 13 from same time period a year before. In Kentucky, 12 teen drivers died during that same period, six more deaths than researchers had found the previous year.
Ohio wasn't much better. Nine young drivers were killed in the Buckeye State during the first half of 2012, compared with six the same period a year before.
In all, 25 states reported an increase in teen driver fatalities from a number of reasons.
to be teen driver education. That's something with our driving school that we
work diligently to make sure that our drivers know that safety comes first," said AAA Spokesperson Cheryl Parker.
Parker also thinks there should be more restrictions for young drivers.
a teenager gets a driver's license, there needs to be restrictions during the
first six month period as to when they can drive. There shouldn't be night time
driving," argued Parker, who says that's when drivers are more likely to have an accident.
Sgt. Scott Bierer of the Ohio State Patrol says there are other reasons for teen fatalities, like bringing friends along for the ride.
lot of it is the number of occupants in the car. Every occupant increases
200% the chance you'll be in a traffic crash," said Bierer.
Researchers believe distracted driving may also be to blame now that smartphones and other gadgets are competing for teens' attention.
think the stats are 25% of the crashes, overall crashes, are from
distracted driving. It's probably greater than that between the texting, like I said
the other occupants in the vehicle, outside distractions, things like that," said Bierer.
On a positive note, the researchers say even though the number of deaths is climbing in the Tri-State, when you look at the data over decades in America, teen driver deaths are still at historic lows.
On Friday, Ohio begins enforcing a new law which bans texting and driving. Repeat violations by drivers under the age of 18 could lead to a driver's license suspension for one year.
TAKE THE PLEDGE - The battle against distracted driving starts with you. Take the pledge and make the commitment to Put Down The Phone & Make It Home. According to the NHTSA, distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 10:45 PM EDT2013-05-18 02:45:31 GMT
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009. The group was asked about prayerFull Story >
Continuing our exclusive coverage of the IRS scandal, FOX19 has obtained documents of a fifth Cincinnati IRS agent who reportedly came after a pro-life group in 2009.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-05-17 22:51:09 GMT
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati.Full Story >
Transcribed interviews conducted by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform are set to begin Monday, May 20th for five IRS employees. Four of those IRS employees are based in Cincinnati. Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.Full Story >
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 12:44 PM EDT2013-05-18 16:44:02 GMT
A bystander is in hot water after a late night crash in Middletown. Police say they were called to Verity Parkway to investigate a head on crash, An investigation revealed that a car driven by DanielFull Story >
An investigation revealed that a car driven by Daniel Guy Rich of Dallas, Texas had lost control and hit a PT Cruiser driven by a unnamed 17-year-old girl head on.
Wednesday, May 15 2013 9:50 PM EDT2013-05-16 01:50:03 GMT
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. WhileFull Story >
The White House today released over 100 pages of emails regarding the attack in Benghazi. So what do those emails tell us? Members of congress and the President himself say it's all a side-show. While others say the truth has still not been revealed. So what is true here? Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 1:47 PM EDT2013-05-18 17:47:49 GMT
A fire badly damages an Anderson Township home. It happened early Saturday morning at a home in the 8000 block of Pine Terrace Drive. Fire officials say they got a call that smoke was coming from theFull Story >
Fire officials say there is significant damage to the home's first floor.Full Story >