Ohio launches electronic wrong-way driver detection system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says it’s installing Ohio’s first electronic wrong-way driver detection
system.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Transportation Director Jack Marchbanks said Tuesday the
system will be placed along an 18-mile stretch of I-71 in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio.
The state says it includes 92 electronic signs and 82 detection devices at 23 locations beginning from
downtown.
Once the system detects a wrong-way driver, LED lights around the edge of several "wrong way"
and "do not enter" signs begin blinking.
The system will also send an alert to the Ohio Department of Transportation Traffic Management Center in
Columbus.
The state says that while wrong-way crashes make up a tiny portion of accidents, they are 40 times more
likely to be deadly.