Dodge County Sheriff’s Office to implement crash reduction strategy
JUNEAU, Wis. — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office will be increasing enforcement on high-crash areas in hopes of reducing accidents and deaths.
Dodge County has experienced a significant spike in traffic crash deaths. From 2011-2015 there were an average of 10.6 deaths per year due to crashes, police said. In 2016, the average went up to 12. Through early 2017, 18 people have died due to a crash on Dodge County roads.
The average economic impact of crashes in Dodge County for the years 2011-2014 is $$95,514,564 per year, according to the Bureau of Transportation.
Of the fatal crashes during the 2011-2014, 41.5 percent were alcohol-related, 20.8 percent were speed-related and 26.4 percent were related to inattentive driving.
The Sheriff’s Office will be increasing its enforcement starting Nov. 22, which is the busiest travel day of the year.
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