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LAW ENFORCEMENT PLANS TO BE OUT IN FORCE ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY

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IF YOU ARE HEADING OUT TO A ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION THIS YEAR, MAKE SURE TO HAVE MORE THAN JUST THE LUCK O’ THE IRISH ON YOUR SIDE.

THE MARCH 17TH HOLIDAY IS THE FIRST OF FOUR TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT WAVES IDENTIFIED AS THE MOST UNLUCKY AND DEADLY TIMES OF THE YEAR ON IOWA’S ROADWAYS.

IT ALSO REPRESENTS THE KICK-OFF TO A YEAR-LONG CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE TRAFFIC FATALITIES.

THE EVENTUAL GOAL FOR FATALITIES IS ZERO, BUT THE INCREMENTAL GOAL FOR 2021 IS 300, DOWN FROM 338 IN 2020.

IF ACHIEVED, THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME IOWA TRAFFIC FATALITIES ARE UNDER 300 LIVES SINCE 1925.

LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL BE OUT IN FORCE ON ST. PATRICK’S DAY, FOCUSING ON SEATBELT AND IMPAIRED DRIVING.