traffic fatalities

Pandemic turns Iowa into speedway, traffic fatalities rise

BY: - June 8, 2021

The state is looking to strengthen its driver’s license requirements after a surge in both speeding and traffic fatalities, officials said Tuesday. One reason: Patrol officers say lately they’ve seen some of the riskiest driving of the past century. The Iowa State Patrol plans several days of added enforcement of traffic laws this week and […]

DOT: Traffic fatalities running 40% above average

BY: - January 13, 2020

The year is young, but the seven traffic-related deaths in Iowa through Jan. 10 is two more than than five-year average — up 40%, the Iowa Department of Transportation reported. The DOT’s Monday newsletter noted that this can be a particularly dangerous time of year to drive, and not just because of the snow and […]