Iowa Motorist Fatalities Down From Last Year, Pedestrian Fatalities Up

Fatal AccidentNorthwest Iowa — As one of the busiest and most dangerous travel holidays of the year approaches, a report finds the number of motorists who have died on Iowa’s roads this year is down, while pedestrian deaths are on the rise. Rose White, spokeswoman for Triple-A-Iowa, says the drop in some of the numbers is encouraging.

Those numbers were updated through last Friday. Two other categories in Iowa roadway deaths were distressing, according to White.

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s are three of the busiest and deadliest holidays of the year to be on the road.

Cell phones remain one of the biggest distractions for drivers. She suggests you shut your phone off every time you get behind the wheel.

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