Iowa State Patrol prepares for ‘100 deadliest days of summer’

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – As we inch closer to the end of May, the Iowa State Patrol is warning commuters that summer driving can be dangerous, as crash rates are highest between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

The period is known as the ‘100 deadliest days of summer.’ Teens are out of school and on the roads. 
KCAU 9 spoke to Trooper John Farley who tells us this summer the State Patrol is really focusing on driving safety. 

“We’re trying to get those fatalities rate down under 300 this year. Iowa hasn’t seen that rate under 300 since 1920 and this is the time we want to do it, and the summertime is a great time to watch for those good driving habits,” said Farley. 

The summer is also a good time to educate your children on risky driving behaviors, like texting and driving. 

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