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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

September 10, 2014 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Iowa State Patrol Reminds Football Fans to Be Safe This Weekend

Des Moines, IOWA – This weekend, the largest in-state rivalry between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Iowa State Cyclones will take place at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.  The Iowa State Patrol reminds all fans traveling to and from the game and parties across the state to be safe.

The Iowa State Patrol offers the following tips for a safe weekend of football fun:

  • Plan ahead, leave early for your destination.
  • Slow down and expect heavy traffic delays.
  • Be patient if you encounter heavy traffic.
  • Pay attention and avoid any unnecessary distractions.
  • Obey all directions given by law enforcement officers.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Buckle up!

A much higher volume of traffic is expected on Saturday in and around the Iowa City area.  Some fans will arrive several hours before kickoff, so traffic congestion can be expected many hours prior to and following the conclusion of the game.  Motorists not attending the game are encouraged to find alternate routes.

By following these simple tips, the Iowa State Patrol hopes everyone remains safe while cheering on the Hawkeyes and Cyclones.

For further questions, please call Sergeant Scott Bright at (515) 745-2863.



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