Drivers in Iowa do it on a daily basis; they travel on roads with other drivers in order to get from point A to point B. Despite this being a normal daily activity for most residents, for some, this could result in a tragic event. While it could be generally safe to drive on major highways, city streets and rural roads, serious and fatal car accidents to occur throughout the state of Iowa. This leads some to question the dangers present on the roads and whether traffic safety is improving in the state.
Is the fatality rate for car accidents in Iowa going down? According to report by the Iowa Department of Transportation, 77 fatalities have occurred due to car accidents this year. When compared to this date and time with previous years, this is an increase from the 76 fatalities reported last year at this time. However, this is a major drop from the number of fatalities reported in 2012, which were 104.