(Des Moines) During last years Thanksgiving Holiday, eight people lost their lives on Iowa highways. Beginning November 21 through November 27, Iowa law enforcement will be conducting another law enforcement project as part of the Special Traffic Enforcement Program.
"Seatbelts, speed, drunk driving, and anything we think is a public safety issue," stated Cass County Sheriff Darby McLaren says this is part of statewide project to change driver behavior. "Far too many people are killed on our roadways for failing to obey traffic laws."
Fifty-percent of those 13-people killed during last year's 7-day sTEP program as a result of being unbuckled, would be saved if only motroists would take three seconds to put on the safety belt.
In 2010, 390-people were killed on Iowa roadways.
November 14, 2011