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The ISP said it will conduct a special enforcement effort aimed at cracking down on speeding

Davenport, IOWA – According to the statement, the statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force effort will be happening Thursday, Sept. 16.

Officials say that 1,497 drivers were cited for speeds that exceeded 100 mph.

Violations increased 108% compared to the four-year average.

The Iowa State Patrol released the following statement:

“Since the start of the pandemic, Iowa has seen a significant increase in drivers greatly exceeding the speed limit, putting everyone on the road in danger.

Recent data released from the Iowa State Patrol, tracking speeding violations from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2020, shows a 74 percent increase in drivers exceeding the speed limit by 25 mph or more.”

This story will be updated as new information become available. 

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