Patrol Pushing To Make Holiday Weekend Safer On Area Roadways

MEDINA, Ohio - The Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer for many, and it also means that a lot of people will be hitting the roads to go somewhere special. In Ohio, the State Highway Patrol is taking steps to make sure that the increased traffic doesn't translate into an increase in highway deaths -- something that has unfortunately been the case in recent years, Action News reported.

Troopers will be out looking for speeders and those who foolishly dare to drive drunk. There is also a major push being made, however, to ticket those who choose to not wear seatbelts.

Fines for seatbelt violations range from $65 to $83 in the state of Ohio.

The seatbelt crackdown isn't just for the holiday weekend. It is expected to continue for at least the rest of the year.