In Morrow County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 across the U.S. Most crash-related deaths in the United States occur to drivers and passengers.
For adults and older children (who are big enough for seat belts to fit properly), seat belt use is one of the most effective ways to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes. Unfortunately, millions of people do not buckle up on every trip.