Ohio State Highway Patrol unveils new work zone dashboard

| December 16, 2020

In an effort to curb work zone crashes and further empower the public, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has released a new dashboard devoted to work zone safety. The Work Zone Dashboard is a detailed view of work zones across Ohio, and the important work that troopers around the state are doing to make them safer.

The brand new Work Zone Dashboard is a part of the Ohio Statistics and Analytics for Traffic Safety (OSTATS), a series of internal and public-facing dashboards dedicated to exploration, analysis, and visualization of crash data across Ohio. Users of the newest public-facing Work Zone Dashboard have the ability to filter data and find the exact statistics they’re looking for, while also getting a front seat view of what our troopers do every day in Ohio’s work zones. Users of the dashboard have the ability to look at their own counties and routes, providing flexibility for them to get the exact data they want. An interactive map on the dashboard plots high-priority work zones throughout the state, as well as videos of troopers enforcing work zone violations.

“Ohio’s work zones are a top priority for the patrol, making sure that everyone has a safe driving and working environment,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro, patrol superintendent. “Troopers are committed to making work zones safer through focused enforcement and taking dangerous drivers off the road.”

Troopers on the ground are also assisted by troopers in the air from the patrol’s aviation section. Throughout Ohio’s construction season, the patrol’s aviation section has been utilized by focusing on dangerous speeds and distracted driving in work zones. The patrol is dedicated to using every available resource to make these zones safer, making sure everyone gets to their destination safely.

The work zone dashboard can be viewed at: http://www.WorkZoneDashboard.ohio.gov.

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