Iowa State Patrol releases ‘Operation C.A.R.E.’ data over the holiday period

Five people died on Iowa's highways over the Christmas and New Year holidays, according to data from the Iowa State Patrol.
Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 9:45 PM CST
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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCRG) - The Iowa State Patrol (ISP) has released data findings for the December 23rd through January 2nd period.

Operation C.A.R.E. (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) is a program designed to reduce traffic accidents across the nation. The ISP have released their numbers in the hopes of improving crash awareness and reduction effort.

There were a total of 3,854 enforcement stops across the state - 2,661 of which were speeding violations.

148 people were pulled over for seatbelt violations and 33 were pulled over for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

There were 181 crashes which led to 5 fatalities. 12 stops led to felony arrests.

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