Renville County Deadly For Driving 01 Oct 11

Renville County has been declared the deadliest county in the state to drive in per capita. Federal statistics for 2009 show 76.4 fatal crashes per 100,000 people. Sheriff Scott Hable says the perception that driving in the country is safer is not true. He says the county used this top ranking to secure road safety grant funding. Renville County will use the $20,000 grant to pay for deputy and dispatcher overtime and special traffic enforcement events. The state’s ten deadliest counties are in Greater Minnesota. The list includes Renville, Jackson, Mahnomen, Big Stone, Hubbard, Redwood, Freeborn, Becker, Chippewa and Nobles.