The Iowa State Patrol strives to reduce traffic fatalities across Iowa. Each year, the Iowa State Patrol adopts a set of initiatives to focus in on and provide further education about.
In 2019, the Iowa State Patrol's initiatives are:
Under 300 Initiative
Iowa State Patrol 2019 Steps to Reduce Traffic-Related Fatalities
"SIDE WITH US"
The 6% of Iowa drivers and passengers who go unbuckled account for 44% of Iowa's vehicle fatalities. Seatbelt usage saves lives!
Troopers will: Vigorously enforce Iowa's Seatbelt Law.
Impaired Driving (I)
Crashes on Iowa roadways involving drugged or alcohol impaired drivers are on the rise.
Troopers will: Prioritize the detection and apprehension of impaired drivers.
Distracted Driving (D)
Vehicle lane departure or the vehicle leaving the roadway are contributing factors in 56% of serious injury crashes in Iowa.
Troopers will: Utilize unmarked vehicles to enhance distracted driving enforcement efforts.
Excessive Speed (E)
Traveling in excess of the posted speed limit and traveling too fast for roadway conditions is the #1 leading cause of vehicle crashes in Iowa.
Troopers will: Aggressively enforce Iowa's speed limit laws.
YOU can help prevent motor vehicle crashes from occurring and SAVE LIVES!