Dodge County Sheriff requests drivers to be more careful

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is requesting drivers to be more careful on roads, as the number and severity of crashes rises.

The Sheriff’s Office asks the public to slow down, take extra time to stop at intersections, wear seat belts and to not drive while intoxicated.

“As we have pointed out in the past, when you increase your speed, you increase stopping distance when an obstacle presents itself. Increased speed also increases the force of impact and severity of injury if you are involved in a crash,” the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

The Sheriff’s Office will be installing more traffic enforcement signs along roads in Dodge County. More deputies will also be patrolling roads.

But the most important thing drivers can do, the Sheriff’s Office says, is to comply with laws.

“We may not be able to control what others around us are doing but we can do our best to control our own destiny by driving safely,” the Office said in the release. “With everyone’s cooperation, we can reduce severity of injury in crashes that do occur. By changing your driving habits, you will never know if you have prevented a crash because you likely will not have been involved in one.”