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Drivers wait for the traffic to be cleared as cars and trucks are stranded on sections of Interstate 95 Tuesday Jan. 4, 2022, in Carmel Church, Va. Close to 48 miles of the Interstate was closed due to ice and snow.

Here’s what you should keep in your car and other ways to prepare for winter driving

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It was the stuff of drivers’ nightmares. Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine called it “dystopian.” This week, motorists were stuck in freezing temperatures – some for more than 20 hours — along a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia. Heavy snow fell Monday, causing several vehicles to crash and bringing traffic… Read More

Vehicles drive along the Ohio Turnpike in Strongsville, Ohio.

Ohio Lawmakers Advance Bill to Raise Driving Age for Teens

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio teenagers hoping to get behind the wheel will have to wait a bit longer under a bill that will undergo a full House vote. The Ohio House Transportation and Public Safety Committee voted 11-to-4 on Tuesday to advance a bill that would raise the minimum age to get a probationary… Read More

Multi-State Trooper Project Focuses on Distracted Driving

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says a recent distracted driving enforcement project with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project resulted in more than 1,600 citations for distracted driving-related offenses. Ohio troopers issued 271 citations in the initiative that began April 14 at 12:01 a.m. and continued through 11:59 a.m. on April… Read More

Ohio Troopers Report 24 Crash Deaths Over Labor Day Weekend

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Highway Patrol says two dozen people died in crashes around Ohio during the long Labor Day weekend. Troopers report at least 22 crashes resulting in 24 deaths between Friday and Monday. They say nearly half of the people who died weren’t using safety equipment such as a seat belt… Read More