ODOT, State Troopers Increasing Air Enforcement to Make Safer Work ZonesAbstract:
With 6,553 work zone crashes in Ohio in 2019 and 3,145 work zone crashes this year as of September 21, state troopers are taking to the sky to make a difference. With help from Ohio Department of Transportation, Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Aviation Section identified about a dozen locations where they will monitor crash-causing violations, including speed, following too close, and failing to move over. Troopers routinely enforce speed violations from the air. A pilot will measure how long it takes vehicles to pass through sections of the roadway and relay the violation to troopers on the ground.