Most Fatal-Crash Holiday Approaching

Written by Theresa Rose on June 19, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa – Normally Father’s Day is a day of joy as we honor our dad’s for all the great things they do for us every day. But the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau (GTSB) says an alarming traffic safety trend has emerged that is no cause for celebration.

Father’s Day has become the highest single day fatality holiday in Iowa. During the past 10 years, 42 traffic fatalities have occurred on Father’s Day. In that same time, June 22nd has been the single most deadly day on Iowa roads.

If you are traveling on Father’s Day, the Iowa GTSB reminds you to buckle up, obey the speed limit and other posted signs and laws, watch for pedestrians and motorcyclists, don’t drink and drive, and avoid distracted driving.

Dads play such an important part in our lives; the Iowa GTSB hopes you will drive safely this holiday so that tragedy does not strike any family.