Big drop for Rusk County traffic fatalities

Big drop for Rusk County traffic fatalities
MGN Online
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:27pm

Rusk County officials are knocking on wood and crossing their fingers that the county’s lack of fatalities on roadways since the new year will continue.

Sgt. David Roberts, spokesman for the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, said Thursday that no fatal wrecks have occurred in the county since Jan. 1.

Almost 30 people were killed on Rusk County roadways in 2013, prompting county officials to take action.

Roberts said he can’t pinpoint one reason for the change, but said educating young people about the dangers of texting and driving has resulted in a change in attitude of students. 

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