Iowa State Patrol Seeks to Reduce Fatal Crashes with Law Enforcement Project
COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (Nebraska) — The Iowa State Patrol is participating in the so-called High 3 Enforcement Project after seeing an increase in road deaths.
The goal of the project is to enforce motor vehicle laws and make roads safer. Specifically, it aims to have state troops spend more time on two-lane roads, at least one day a month.
Iowa public relations officer Ryan DeWalt says the project was inspired after they recorded 1,700 crashes and 60 deaths on two-lane roads in Council Bluffs in just the past three years.
DeWalt says these numbers are worrying.
“It’s about putting our resources where we think we can make an impact on motorists and hopefully reduce the number of fatalities we’re seeing in our county,” DeWalt said.
DeWalt says they’ve already recorded 58 deaths on Iowa roads this year. He hopes this project will force motorists to “return driving to driving”.
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