MASON CITY, Iowa – Deputies and troopers will be stepping up their game in the next year when it comes to patrolling rural roads.
After a grant came down to fund keeping our roadways safe, Cerro Gordo County received funding from the governor’s traffic safety bureau to patrol rural roads in the county more. This especially pertains to seat belt enforcement. Deputy Cameron Manson leading the project and is hopeful this will help save lives.
“Many of these accidents are occurring on rural secondary roads, which is where the sheriff’s office is spending a majority of time patrolling so if they’re going to give us money to go out and enforce these laws, we’re going to go and do it,” Manson said.
Manson says deputies volunteer their time to increase patrols.
Four other counties will be a part of initiative.