WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports a drastic increase in the number of citations for ACDA-related crashes. }}" />

   
 
 
OSHP: Drivers Following Too Closely

Story By: Brad Francis

 

 

 
 

OSHP ACDA crashes 2012

 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 6/13/2013If you're driving, chances are you're driving too closely to the car in front of you.  And the Ohio State Highway Patrol says that's a big problem in the state. Crash reports show that last year, there were more than 68,000 vehicle crashes in which following-too-closely -- or ACDA (Assured Clear Distance Ahead) -- was the primary contributing factor.  That number includes 58 fatal crashes, which killed 60 people, and more than 18,000 injury crashes.  ACDA is the primary cause of one-quarter of all crashes in Ohio last year, making it the leading cause of all crashes.  Troopers issued nearly 22,000 citations for following-too-closely in 2012.  That's a 49% increase from the year before. Large, urban counties with the highest traffic volumes see the highest percentages of ACDA crashes.  In Franklin County, 30% of crashes are caused by following-too-closely.  There's a simple rule of thumb to avoid a crash because of following-too-closely:  Stay at least 3 seconds behind the car in front of you. To see a county-by-county breakdown of the numbers, click the link above.
   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 Five women who are surviving cancer graduate from the Mansfield Y-M-C-A's first LIVESTRONG class. Full Story
Image1 Richland Newhope observes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March, with several public activities. Full Story
 
Image1 Federal indictments have been returned against three Mansfield men accused of committing two bank robberies. Full Story
Image1 Manufacturers in Ashland County are no different than those around Ohio and across the country, in that they have jobs to offer but not enough qualified applicants to fill them. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Ashland Hosts Advancing Industry Community Conversation

Bucyrus Chamber Hosts Economic Forecast Breakfast

Farmer's Market Season is Just Around the Corner!

5th Annual Consumer Protection Resource Fair Coming Up

Mansfield Control Board Okays Street Repaving Contracts

Two Ocie Hill employees charged with theft in office

Former substitute teacher, pastor faces felony sex charge

AU students make capes for children's hospital

Program gets older adults and students on the road together

Mansfield YMCA hosting Boot Camp for New Dads

More News