(Le Mars) — Today, June 30th is a day the Iowa State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies have circled on their calendars. The reason is because this day has been historically the deadliest day on the state’s highways.
Trooper John Farley explains.
Farley says it doesn’t matter which day June 30th would fall on, it has been proven to be the deadliest on the roadways.
Farley says the Iowa State Patrol establishes an annual goal to have fewer than 300 fatalities from vehicle accidents. He says because of the COVID-19 virus there have been considerable fewer motorists on the roadways this year compared to past years, which has meant fewer fatality accidents.
The Iowa State Patrol trooper says it has been sometime since the state had fewer than 300 annual fatal vehicle accidents.
Last year, according to Farley, Iowa finished the year with 322 fatalities from motor vehicle accidents. Farley says drivers need to remember to slow down, buckle up, avoid distractions, and drive sober.