OSP seeing an increase in traffic accidents due to wet roads


DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding drivers to use caution on the wet roads.

OSP is advising drivers to slow down, leave extra space between you and the car in front of you and drive defensively.

Highway Patrol said visibility can also be a concern for drivers at night and early mornings so give yourself extra travel time.

According to Lt. Mark Nichols, driving on wet roads poses just as much of a problem as driving in the snow, “Not unlike sometimes our first snow fall, we’ve been a while without a good rain or a solid rain that’s been consistent throughout the day, so one of the things we’ve seen is an increase in traffic crashes and an increase in some of the failure to control or clear distance type of crashes.”

When traveling at a high rate of speed, Nichols recommended giving yourself at least six car lengths between you and the vehicle in front of you to give yourself enough time to stop.  Especially this time of year with wet leaves on roads.

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