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Most fatal car crashes in Iowa are caused by alcohol-impaired drivers.

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Here is a sobering statistic. According to the Department of Transportation’s records 94 people died in car crashes in 2012. According to the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy, of those 94 deaths, 80 were considered alcohol-impaired driving crashes. This includes impaired drivers, passengers riding with the impaired drivers, and people in other vehicles.

IDPH funds counties to address impaired driving. April is Alcohol Awareness Month. We encourage you to educate yourself and your loved ones on impaired driving.

For more information on what IDPH does regarding this, click here.

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