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Thanksgiving weekend has highest number of Iowa traffic deaths

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- The Iowa Department of Transportation has issued a report showing Thanksgiving weekend has the highest amount of traffic fatalities of any holiday period. 

The DOT says 10 people were killed in Iowa traffic crashes last year.  They say 3 of those fatalities included crashes with drivers who had been drinking. 

Authorities say to stay safe, people should not drink and drive, make sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seat belt, obey speed limits, don't follow too closely behind another vehicle, try to avoid traveling during peak periods, and watch weather forecasts to avoid unsafe conditions.

To see a list of holiday fatality numbers dating back to 1962, click here.

Online AnchorBob Waters

 

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