Extra law enforcement is on the roads this month looking for speeders. Mike Hanson with the Office of Traffic Safety says:
The Austin Police Department and the Mower County Sheriff’s Office will be among the approximately 300 law enforcement agencies from around the state who will be taking part in the extra enforcement campaign. Hanson says speed was the largest contributing factor in fatal traffic crashes during the 100 deadliest days last summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day. And, during the 100 deadliest days in the past five years, preliminary numbers show that 196 people lost their lives in speed-related crashes.