New Polk County safety policies

Published 4:14 pm Friday, April 16, 2010

Polk County is considering the adoption of new safety policies to qualify for a 2.5 percent rebate in the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners Risk Management Pool. Polk County Emergency Services Director Sandra Halford has proposed a back protection policy, fleet safety policy and volunteer policy. The fleet safety policy would require drivers of county vehicles to take defensive driver training and require a maintenance program for vehicles. County commissioners said at their meeting Monday they would like to review the policies further to consider budget and liability issues involved with implementing the policies. The policies will be on the county boards agenda at its next meeting on April 26.

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