Des Moines committee to study lifting ban on ice cream trucks

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By Becky Ogann

DES MOINES (AP) - A request to lift a ban on ice cream trucks in Des Moines faces a rocky road.

The trucks were banned about 40 years ago after a nine-year-old girl was killed when she was hit by a car while crossing the street with her treat.

A Kansas City man, who owns several ice cream trucks, has asked the city to reconsider.

During a city meeting Tuesday, advocates from the International Association of Ice Cream Vendors talked about safety features. But some residents didn't buy the argument.

Some are concerned about child predators lurking around the trucks, while other are worried the sweets could be unsanitary.

A city traffic committee will review the idea next month, with a decision by the Council as early as May.

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