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(Le Mars) — The upcoming Memorial Day Holiday weekend is sure to see increased traffic on Iowa’s highways, and the Iowa State Patrol wants motorists to be paying attention.
That’s Iowa State Patrol trooper John Farley. Farley says during this holiday weekend, the Iowa State Patrol wants to be on your SIDE.
The Iowa State Patrol trooper says Memorial Day weekend has historically been a bad weekend for traffic accidents.
Farley reminds motorists to always use defensive driving, and be aware of the other drivers on the road, as well as your surroundings. Farley reminds motorists that schools are now dismissing for the summer, which means more children may be seen around city streets.
Farley says law enforcement officials are emphasizing for all people within a vehicle to buckle up whenever they travel.