ODOT shares plan to remove wrecked vehicles from highways faster

ODOT said it is training police officers, fire officials, and tow-truck operators on new techniques to clear accidents faster on February 22, 2018. (WSYX/WTTE)

The Ohio Department of Transportation said it is working to reduce the time it takes to remove a crashed vehicles from highways.

ODOT said it is training police officers, fire officials, and tow-truck operators on new techniques to clear accidents faster.

The push comes because ODOT said the longer someone sits in traffic, the chances of an accident increases.

Tow-truck company owner Ron Myers says change is needed.

"It's almost to where it's not if someone's going to get hit, but when," said Myers.

Training on Thursday involved police, fire and tow-truck drivers working together to smooth out communication lines. ODOT is working on getting advanced warnings of a crash.

The department said the key is reducing the number of secondary crashes.

ODOT also wanted to remind drivers that responsibility falls on them as well.

Drivers need to move over and slow down for emergency crews and avoid distracted driving.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending