Crash Facts, Scams and School Safety Are All Major Topics for Upcoming Fall Season

Crash Facts, Scams and School Safety Are All Major Topics for Upcoming Fall Season

September 9, 2021 News -- KRJB-KRJM-KKCQ 0

By: Mary Balstad marybalstad@rjbroadcasting.com

Fosston, MN – Justin Swang was on the ‘Food for Thought’ segment on Thursday, September 9th to talk about a wide range of topics that have come to the attention of the Polk County Law Enforcement office. The first topic was about the rise in vehicle crashes. In comparison to 2020 reports, 2021 statistics from January to August show an uptick in motor vehicle accidents. High speeds and risky driving practices are what Swang primarily attributes to the rise in car crashes.

People in the area are also reporting scam calls. While there are no new scam calls, Swang reminds people to be wary of any call claiming to be a bank or credit card company, especially if it is from an unknown number.

With school back in session, the buses on the roads will be a major reminder to drivers to continue staying vigilant while behind the wheel, especially during morning and afternoon hours. Sheriff Tadman spoke in-depth about school bus safety during ‘Food for Thought’ on Thursday, September 2nd. More information can be read at the recap of that segment at rjbroadcasting.com/news.