October 2021 Press Release

Safe Communities announced today that there have been 10 fatal crashes in Wood County this year compared to 10 at this time last year. October is a month filled with traffic safety educational efforts. October is Pedestrian Safety Month and Safe Communities will be promoting Pedestrian Safety with multiple educational efforts surrounding this important topic.

October 18 – 22 is National Teen Driver Safety Week.  Motor Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens 15-18 in the United States- ahead of all other types of injury, disease, and violence. Safe Communities is committed to reduce crashes involving youth in Wood County.

October 18 - 22 is also National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. This week is designed to encourage students to choose responsibility and take the opportunity to change the culture of binge drinking on-campus and off. Wood County Safe Communities reminds everyone that it never and option to drink and drive. No matter the amount of alcohol you’ve consumed, designate a sober driver or plan to use a public transportation method to make it safely to your destination.

The month ends with Red Ribbon Week October 23 – 31.  Join your local school to help promote this message in and around your community.

Help us spread our traffic safety messages with the goal of lowering the number of teen fatalities as well as the number of alcohol related crashes

If you wish to have programming for any of these initiatives, please feel free to contact us.
For More Information:

  • Lt. Shaun Robinson, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or swiechm@bgsu.edu

Updated: 10/04/2021 10:36AM