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Ohio ranked among worst for traffic safety as fatal crashes skyrocket

Ohio ranks among the 11 worst states in the country when it comes to traffic safety laws, according to a new report issued Tuesday.

Advocates for Highway and Public Safety gave the state a “red” rating, meaning its laws are some of the most lax in the country.

The nonprofit is funded in part by insurance companies but also includes law enforcement and public health advocates.

President Cathy Chase says Ohio has a lot of work to do.

“Ohio is what we call dangerously red and we are definitely pushing for all of the red states to move up,” Chase told Local 12. “We are at a time in surface transportation history when motor vehicle crash fatalities are surging.”

Indeed, the low ranking comes as traffic

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