The Manchester Police Department will be participating in a special traffic enforcement over the Father’s Day holiday.
The police department’s goal is to reduce the number of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
While Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 20, law enforcement officials hope to reverse the dangerous fatality trend with early awareness and enforcement efforts. Sadly, data from the past 10 years indicates Father’s Day weekend shows a higher incidence of impaired drivers on Iowa roads.
The eventual goal for fatalities for Iowa is ZERO, but the incremental goal for 2021 is under 300, down from 338 last year. If that’s achieved, this will be the first time Iowa traffic fatalities were under 300 lives since 1925.
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