Traffic Enforcement Campaign Set For Next Week

A speed enforcement campaign is happening in Iowa next week.

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with law enforcement to keep drivers and passengers safe by raising awareness about the dangers of speeding, and urging drivers to obey speed limits. According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the campaign is happening next Wednesday, July 26th, which will include Iowa and ten other states. Law enforcement will be on heightened alert for speeding vehicles and motorcycles.

Iowa’s daily traffic fatality count this year is more than 20 percent higher than the five-year average. Iowa experienced a 25 percent increase in speeding-related fatalities from 2020 to 2021. Speeding-related crashes killed 84 people on Iowa roads in 2021, which accounted for almost a quarter of all crash fatalities in the state that year.

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau works with city, county, state, and local organizations to develop and implement strategies to reduce deaths and injuries on Iowa’s roadways using federally funded grants.