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Area law enforcement cracks down following fatal crashes

Sandusky Register Staff • Sep 26, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Over the past two years there have been nine people killed in crashes in the Perkins Township area.

Three of the fatal crashes involved alcohol and seven of the victims were not wearing seat belts. The primary causes of the crashes were driving off the roadway, left of center or failing to yield.

Officers and troopers aim to combat the problem by targeting seat belt use and "crash causing violations," according to troopers.

The program kicked off Sept. 16, with an initial phase that netted 297 traffic stops and 181 citations. There were 42 seat belt citations and five driver's license violations.

The program will continue in a second phase through December 2012, with targeted enforcement running on various days and shifts through the months.

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