IOWA’S LIFE TOLL OUTSPACES FATALITIES SO FAR IN 2011
(AMES) The Iowa Department of Transportation has released their “Life Toll” statistics for the beginning of 2011.
The DOT keeps track of the number of people who have survived serious injury or death because they were buckled up at the time of a crash. So far in 2011, 43 individuals are listed on the Life Toll, while 35 people have died on Iowa roadways. Of the 35 people who have died, 14 were unbelted. Iowa DOT statistics indicate Iowa’s seat belt compliance is holding steady at about 93 percent.
The “Life Toll” began with the implementation of Iowa’s primary seat belt law on July 1, 1986.