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For immediate release: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig

Public Information Officer
Iowa State Patrol

May 21, 2015 nludwig@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 745-2863 - cell
(515) 725-6093 - office

Extra Patrols, Seat Belt Usage Main Focus This Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

DES MOINES, Iowa – This Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP) will have increased patrol efforts on Iowa roadways with the main focus on seatbelt usage.

Last year during the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend, three people were killed on Iowa roadways.

Motorists are encouraged, as always, to obey the posted speed limits, wear seatbelts, and obey all laws while traveling. Officers will also be on the lookout for distracted driving and impaired drivers.

Together, we can keep Iowa’s roadways safe and save lives.

Have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day!

Media Contact: Sergeant Nathan Ludwig, Iowa State Patrol, PIO, (515) 745-2863. Please prearrange interviews by calling Sgt. Ludwig prior to this weekend.


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