(DES MOINES) Eleven State Police/Highway Patrol Agencies concluded the eight day effort to eliminate fatalities across the nation along the 2900 miles of Interstate 80 at midnight on July 31, 2013.
The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau has received information indicating two fatalities occurred during the eight day enforcement and education program. These fatalities occurred in Nebraska and Ohio. Fortunately, Iowa did not experience a fatal collision during the I-80 Challenge.
Motorists surveyed in Iowa reported a noticeable increase in the law enforcement presence along I-80 and complimented the use of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s dynamic messages boards to stress safety.
The I-80 Challenge was conducted with one imperative goal in mind: saving lives. Over the next several days, the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau will receive data from each of the participating agencies, covering more than a dozen categories. Once the data is collected, a comprehensive report will be released, both to the public and to the state/federal partner agencies.