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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Trooper Alex Dinkla
October 24, 2017

Public Information Officer
Cell: (515) 443-6644
Office: (515) 725-6189

Distracted Driver Forum

The Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau is partnering with the Iowa State Patrol  on Wednesday, October 25th to present a "Distracted Driving Forum".  The event will be from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and will take place at the Prairie Meadows Event Center in Altoona.  

The goal of the Distracted Driving Forum is to address the painful and devastating impact distracted driving is having in Iowa, and across our Nation. The forum will seek strategies to combat distracted driving in the areas of enforcement, prosecution, and public awareness with the assistance of numerous state and national subject matter. 

Case studies will be shared from the Iowa State Patrol and other agencies, the Attorney General's office will be present to discuss prosecution of texting cases, educational campaigns will be shared, AAA will have a representative sharing the newest research, and the Minnesota State Patrol will be sharing a case called “Shattered Dreams” from Minnesota to help combat distracting driving. 

Members from the media are encouraged to attend this event. 

Please contact Trooper Alex Dinkla with any questions.

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