What is the Iowa DOT doing?Iowa Strategic Highway Safety Plan
- Multimedia education campaign
- Enhance driver education
- High visibility enforcement
- Deploy state-of-the-art technology
- Expand impaired enforcement programs
- Prevent lane departure crashes
- Improve intersections
- Enhance multiagency collaborative efforts
- Strengthen legislative policies
- Safety data improvement
Includes motor vehicle-related crashes occurring on any public road in Iowa, regardless of jurisdiction – interstate, US, Iowa, county, municipal, etc.
A fatality is any injury that results in death within 30 days after the motor vehicle crash in which the injury occurred.
Any injury, other than a fatality, which prevents the injured person from walking, driving, or normally continuing the activities the person was capable of before the injury occurred.
Areas identify aspects connected to crashes leading to fatalities or major injuries
- Lane departure – Vehicle leaving lane contributed to crash
- Local roads – Crash occurred on local (nonprimary) road
- Speeding/Aggressive driving – vehicle speed/driver behavior contributed to crash
- Younger driver – A 14- to 24-year-old was involved in the crash
- Improper restraint – Driver/passenger of vehicle was not belted/secured/helmeted
- Intersections – dynamics of intersection factored into crash