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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Statewide Speed Awareness Day Coming Up
Iowa’s daily traffic fatality count is over 20% higher than the 5-year average. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with law enforcement to keep motorists safe regarding the dangers of speeding. On Wednesday, July 26, Iowa will join Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas for a Speed Awareness campaign. Law enforcement will be on heightened alert for speeding vehicles. Speeding reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object, or an unexpected curve. Even the safest cars with the newest technologies are limited in how much they can help reduce the odds of a crash. Iowa experienced a 25% increase in speeding-related fatalities from 2020 to 2021. The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau works with city, county, state, and local organizations to implement strategies to reduce deaths and injuries on Iowa’s roadways using federally funded grants.
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