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January 2012 had very high number of traffic deaths in Iowa

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Thursday, the Iowa Department of Transportation reported 2011 had the lowest number of roadway deaths since 1944.

2012 isn't off to a very good start.

41 people lost their lives on Iowa highways in January 2012.

That's way up from only 15 highway deaths in January 2011.

The five year average, 2006-2011 for the month of January is 27.

Among the 41 fatalities in January 2012, 13 people were not wearing seatbelts.

Officials were not able to determine whether three individuals were using their seat belts.

For the full DOT report, click here.

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