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County traffic fatalities drop




Road projects done in recent years and a focus on stopping and arresting drunken drivers have resulted in fewer fatal accidents on Johnson County roads than in last years, police said.

Last year, people were killed in six traffic accidents. Two accidents were in Whiteland, and four were in an unincorporated area of the county. In 2008, the county recorded twice as many fatal accidents.

In the past, a frequent factor in fatal accidents was intoxicated motorists. But in recent years, local police departments have sent out more officers to specifically look for drunken drivers. And as motorists have noticed the increase in enforcement, police have made fewer arrests and seen fewer accidents involving drunken driving, local police officials said.

Local communities also have worked to make roads and intersections safer by making changes in areas where fatal accidents occurred.

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