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Iowa ranks second in lowest alcohol-related traffic fatalities

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) recently released a "State Progress Report" that ranks states based on the percent of total traffic fatalities that involved a drunk driver in 2007.

Iowa, ranked second only to Utah, has one of the nation's lowest percentages of total traffic fatalities that involve a drunk driver.

"This report is good news and the result of a lot of hard work," said Iowa Department of Public Safety Commissioner Eugene T. Meyer. "Data shows that Iowa's awareness and enforcement campaigns are working. However, there is still work to be done to decrease both the number of alcohol-related traffic deaths and the number of impaired drivers on Iowa's roads."

In the state of Iowa in 2007, there were 111 alcohol-related traffic deaths reported, accounting for 25% of all of Iowa's traffic fatalities. An additional 1,505 people were injured in Iowa alcohol-related traffic crashes in 2007.

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