OSP: 2022 was Safest Labor Day weekend in over a decade


COLUMBUS — Although the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSP) reported four fatal traffic crashes in Ohio over the Labor Day weekend, data collected shows the 2022 Labor Day holiday weekend was the safest since 2010.

Troopers arrested 405 drivers for OVI and issued 1,992 safety belt citations. Troopers also made 221 drug arrests and 94 felony apprehensions. The Labor Day weekend reporting period began Friday, Sept. 2 at midnight and ended Monday, Sept. 5 at 11:59 p.m.

A total of 16,894 traffic enforcement stops were conducted along with 10,356 non-enforcement stops. Troopers also provided assistance to 2,065 motorists.

For a complete breakdown of the Patrol’s Labor Day enforcement, visit https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/static/links/LaborDay2022_PIO.pdf and https://statepatrol.ohio.gov/static/links/LaborDayFatalitiesHistorical_20220906.pdf