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Co. will apply for grants to promote rd. safety


WILLMAR -- Traffic statistics that surprised local law enforcement officials have prompted Kandiyohi County to seek grants to implement programs to educate the public about seat belt usage and excessive driving speeds.

The county exceeded the state average for non-compliance with seat belt usage and for excessive speed that involved a fatality or incapacitating injuries.

The statistics were gleaned from crash data taken from 2005-2009 by the state Office of Traffic Safety.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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