Four of the nine headline stories on the state’s official news page this morning are about fatal car crashes:
KELO-TV says the South Dakota’s highways are running redder this year:
If you think there have been more traffic deaths in South Dakota this year, you’re not imagining it.
Deaths from traffic crashes at up almost 15 percent from this time last year. 40 have lost their lives in South Dakota vehicle crashes in the last two months [Cindy Bahe, “SDHP Launches Operation CARE to Decrease Traffic Crash Fatalities,” KELO-TV, 2023.08.29].
Put down your phone, keep your eyes on the road, and slow down!