Butler County Safe Communities

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In Ohio nearly 3 people lose their lives in traffic related crashes each day — loved ones and friends whose lives are tragically cut short. In Butler County, our Safe Communities initiative strives to reduce traffic related crashes and fatalities through public awareness and community coalition building.  The Safety Council of Southwestern Ohio is the fiscal agent for Butler County Safe Communities.

The Coalition

The Butler County Safe Communities coalition is made up of representatives from law enforcement, healthcare, schools, traffic engineering, businesses, and community members interested in traffic crash prevention. The Coalition is open to everyone. All are welcome. Coalition efforts are funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Our Goals

Butler County motor vehicle crash data is used to determine areas of focus. Grant goals include review of fatal crashes, promoting national traffic safety campaigns, reducing alcohol/drug related motor vehicle deaths, increasing seat belt usage, promoting motor cycle and pedestrian safety, and raising awareness of distracted driving.

Our Strategies

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The Coalition participates in local community fairs and events to raise awareness of traffic safety campaigns including Click It of TicketDrive Sober or Get Pulled Over, and other national, state, and local traffic safety messages. We work closely with schools to promote seat belt use, sober driving, and the dangers of distracted driving. Our Look For Motorcycles campaign partners with motorcyclists to raise awareness of motorcycle safety among riders and drivers. Quarterly Safe Communities brings together traffic engineers, law enforcement, and health and safety advocates to review butler county motor vehicle related deaths and look for trends and/or prevention opportunities.

Butler County OVI Task Force

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Funded by the U.S. DOT/NHTSA and ODPS/OCJS, the Butler County OVI Task Force is made up of law enforcement agencies in Butler County. Its goal is to reduce impaired driving through sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. Safe Communities partners closely with the OVI Task Force to support enforcement efforts with prevention and awareness campaigns. For more information about the Task Force, email Pete Reising at bcovitf@gmail.com

Join Us!

All are welcome to join Butler County’s Safe Communities coalition. Let’s work together to keep the streets of our county safe!

If You...

      • Are interested in joining our Butler County Safe Communities Coalition
      • Would like us to present traffic safety to your school, class, church, business, or organization
      • Would like us to be part of your fair or event
      • Have a great idea to promote traffic safety 
      • Have questions

Contact Kristy Duritsch at (513) 423-9758 or by email at kristy@safetycouncilswohio.org

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Keep Butler County safe by always buckling up each and every time, driving responsibly and never, ever driving impaired (including alcohol, drug, distracted or drowsy)!

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