Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319


For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, July 22, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Eleven (11) State Highway Patrol Leaders along with National Transportation Professionals Accept National Challenge to Eliminate Fatalities along all 2900 miles of Interstate 80 across the United States, July 24th-31, 2013

Des Moines, IOWA --- The focus of the “I-80 Challenge” across the entire 2900 miles of Interstate 80 is to create public awareness through both an increased law enforcement presence and media outreach.  The  eleven (11) state highway patrol agencies along Interstate 80 have each dedicated an increased presence of troopers for each of the eight days during this challenge.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration join their state and local law enforcement partners to implement combined highway safety law enforcement campaigns, like More Cops. More Stops, which focuses enforcement on multiple traffic safety laws at one time.For more information on the More Cops More Stops campaign, please visit


Press Conference on to launch Interstate 80 Challenge



Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 3 PM



Iowa State Capitol, West steps, (inclement weather-State Capitol Rotunda)

Des Moines, IA 50319



Governor Terry E. Branstad, Iowa

Commissioner Brian London, Iowa Department of Public Safety
Anne Ferro, Administrator, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Commissioner Joseph Farrow, California Highway Patrol
Lieutenant Colonel Ed Cetnar, New Jersey State Police
Chief Patrick Hoye, Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
Colonel David Garrison,  Iowa State Patrol

Representatives from State Highway Patrol/State Police Agencies:

  • Nevada
  • Colorado
  • Nebraska
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Missouri
  • Minnesota
  • Louisiana 

For questions, call Lieutenant Robert Hansen, Public Information Bureau Chief, Iowa Department of Public Safety @ 515-418-4701.


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