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Lawmakers Work to Promote Safe Driving as Traffic Deaths Increase
DES MOINES, Iowa -- So far in 2017 there have already been seven fatalities on Iowa roads. This continues the trend from 2016, which was the deadliest year for motorists in the past five years, which has caused lawmakers to take notice. "Traffic deaths were 315 in 2015, but jumped to 402 in 2016. That is unacceptable," said Governor Terry Branstad.