Drivers and Boaters Should Be More Vigilant Due to Increased Traffic
By: Mary Balstad email@example.com
Polk County, MN – The steady increase in traffic on the roads over the summer will continue to rise as farmers join the cluster on the tar. Deputy Jesse Haugen spoke about the need for drivers to stay alert around the farm vehicles on ‘Food for Thought.’ Along with the construction on Highway 2, the large vehicles that occupy the road for farming can turn suddenly or slow down at any time, meaning people should act accordingly when behind the wheel. Deputy Haugen offered some tips for drivers to share the road safely.
There has also been a rise in people on the water over the summer. Local lakes have seen plenty of people excited to get back into the water. However, with more people on the water means the higher possibility of accidents. Fortunately, there have been few reported accidents this summer, but Deputy Haugen says to remain aware of one’s surroundings while boating, especially with the low water levels due to the current drought. With this advice, drivers on both the road and lakes can have fun while remaining safe.