Vernon County Sheriff’s Office to join campaign to combat speeding

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Sheriff Roy Torgerson reports the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement agencies from 11 states in National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Region 5 and 7 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri) on July 26 for this year’s high visibility Speed Awareness Day enforcement campaign.

This campaign is an effort to address a continued trend of speeding and hazardous moving violations as contributory cause violations leading to personal injury and fatal crashes. Speeding is involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities nationwide. Early NHTSA statistical projections for 2022 show 42,759 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes which represents a marginal decrease of 0.3% in…

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