Adena Health System is proud to support the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s (ODPS) Office of Traffic Safety in meeting the health and safety needs of the people of Ross County. Consistently, data shows that unintended death rates in Ross County are among Ohio’s highest. Many of these deaths are preventable, and come as the result of a poor decision while operating a motor vehicle.
Ross County Safe Communities is made possible with grant-funds from ODPS. Activities and outreach are conducted by a community-based team, which is dedicated to reducing accidents, crashes and traffic-related deaths in the region. The team creates awareness to drivers of all ages at area schools, events and on social media, focusing on how traffic safety impacts the overall health of the county’s population.
Statewide traffic safety programs featured by Ross County Safe Communities include: Click it or Ticket; Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over; Stay Alive! Don’t Text and Drive; and Look Out for Motorcycles. Follow Ross County Safe Communities on their official Facebook page for the latest news and event information.