A recent study indicates Ohio is more dangerous for motorists this year than last.
In 2011 the state recorded its lowest total for traffic deaths in 76 years. So far this year, nearly 800 people have died in crashes across the state. That is a 16 percent increase since last year.
The reasons are hard to pin down. Ohio is not the only state to see increased deaths.
Despite the increase in fatalities this year, state troopers have made more drunken-driving arrests, ticketed more drivers and cited more people for not wearing seat belts.