Troopers step up enforcement
Xenia post of OSP to target failure-to-yield crashes
AARON KEITH HARRIS
XENIA — State troopers are concerned about dangerous — and sometimes deadly — failure-to-yield crashes and are stepping up enforcement during the month of April.
The program, entitled “Adopt an Intersection,” will assign troopers and other area law enforcement personnel to high-crash intersections where they will be on the lookout for failure-to-yield violations, said Lt. Marty Fellure, post commander of the Xenia post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
“Failure-to-yields are consistently one of the top crash-causing violations in Greene County, and so far this year we’ve had two fatalities as a result of them,” said Fellure. “We want to get a handle on that as soon as possible.”
Fellure said that 58 percent of failure-to-yield crashes result in some type of injury.
In addition to increased enforcement, troopers will be talking about the problem at local high schools, businesses and civic organizations. Fellure invited any group wishing to host a trooper to call the Xenia patrol post at 937-372-7673.