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Today Is Safe Driving Day In SD

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed today, as Safe Driving Day in South Dakota, marking the first time such a proclamation has ever been declared in the state.

Office of Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl says the proclamation is another way to keep safe driving in mind and encourage drivers to be careful.

Axdahl says a major focus has been educating drivers under the age of 25 to be safer drivers. He says drivers in that age category are more likely to become distracted while driving.

In 2016, the number of fatal vehicle crashes was the lowest since 2011 and the second lowest of all time. So far in 2017, the number of vehicle crash fatalities is down 48 percent and the number of fatal crashes is down 40 percent.

The Office of Highway Safety is part of the Department of Public Safety.

Categories: Local News


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