Ohio Turnpike Commission
the Road Partnership
Safety remains one of
the Ohio Turnpike Commission’s primary goals.
Through this initiative, we are working to provide additional
educational information to drivers who utilize the Ohio Turnpike. Drivers can play a key role in
reducing motor vehicle accidents, as well as reporting unsafe conditions or
impaired drivers to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
Many of the incidents
that occur can be avoided, just by taking a few simple steps. Listed below are some helpful safety/health
tips for drivers. Together,
we hope to encourage safe driving habits and reduce accidents/incidents on the
- Call *990 on your mobile phone to notify the
appropriate authorities if you encounter an unsafe driver, road conditions or
other situations that could lead to a crash on the Ohio Turnpike.
- Make sure to keep up your vehicle
maintenance. A healthy vehicle could directly affect the health of its operator
and the vehicles around it.
- Make sure to keep up on your health. Get
plenty of rest and eat a well-balanced diet to make sure you’re all fueled up
for a long trip.
- Always buckle up - it’s the law. A seat belt
can save lives and is one of the most important habits to have.
- Always abide by the posted speed limit, and
keep a safe distance between your vehicle and other vehicles around you. A good
driver is a defensive driver.
- Slow down in work or construction zones. Help
keep workers and fellow drivers safe by taking your time and allowing for
additional space between vehicles while traveling thru work or constructions
- Never drive distracted. Multitasking is a way
of life, but not while you are operating a motor vehicle. Stay focused and keep
both hands on the wheel.
- Avoid riding in the “No-Zone.” It's the blind spot on the side of a commercial vehicle where your vehicle cannot be seen by the driver. (Commercial drivers should also be aware that most travelers do not know they are traveling in the "No-Zone" area.)
- Know before you go. Make sure to check
weather forecasts and road conditions for your trip before you leave. This can
save you time and money. You can find all of this information and more at www.ohioturnpike.org.
- Make sure to always “Move Over or Slow Down
for Stopped Public Safety Vehicles” - it’s the law. By doing so you’re helping
keep the Ohio Turnpike a safer place for all motorists and safety
TOGETHER - WE CAN ALL DO OUR PART TO
ENJOY A SAFE TRIP ON THE OHIO TURNPIKE.