The Rock County Sheriff’s Office will be adding additional patrol deputies to the roads during Homecoming this weekend, according to a release.
Deputies will be dedicated to patrolling roadways and areas that can be hazardous for young and inexperienced drivers, officials said. They will also be enforcing traffic and alcohol violations.
The leading cause of violent traffic deaths for teenagers is motor vehicle crashes, according to the release.
“It is our intent to be proactive in hopes of preventing any unfortunate events and to see that their homecoming night is safe and enjoyable,” the release said.
Rock County Sheriff Bob Spoden said he wants to encourage parents and guardians to talk with their teenagers about the importance of using seat belts, adhering to traffic laws and to reinforce safe driving habits.