Extra state, county and local law enforcement will be on the roads during the upcoming holiday weekend as part of a special effort to crack down on problem motorists – before they become a problem to others.
Iowa State Trooper Paul Gardner says they want to get people thinking about safety.
Gardner says 40 people were killed on Iowa’s roads over the Labor Day holiday last year.
Saturday is expected to be a very busy day on the state’s roads, especially around Iowa City and Ames as Iowa and Iowa State are opening their football seasons at home.
The Iowa DOT reports there have been 247 deaths on Iowa’s roads so far this year – that’s about thirty more fatalities than there were last year at this time.
story courtesy of Radio Iowa