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Drunk-driving statistics: Fatalities cost millions to taxpayers

Have you been a victim of drunk driving or know someone who has been? If so, then you're probably concerned about the drunk driving statistics in Iowa. Mothers Against Drunk Driving keeps tabs on the statistics surrounding drug driving in Iowa, so anyone who needs information can get it quickly.

What are some pedestrian accident statistics for Iowa?

Iowa may not seem to be one of the most populated states, but that doesn't mean it doesn't suffer many car or pedestrian accidents each year. In fact, Iowa has research from the year 2010 that can show how serious traffic accidents can be for the pedestrians involved. In 2010, for example, there were 348 fatal car crashes with 18 pedestrians who were fatally wounded.

Stand up for yourself after a pedestrian accident in Iowa

As a pedestrian in Iowa, you have rights when you're near the roadways. You are allowed to legally cross at crosswalks, and drivers have a responsibility to stay under the speed limit to make sure there's time to slow down if a pedestrian is crossing the road. If you're jogging on the side of the road where there are no walkways or sidewalks, cars should move over and give you enough room, so they don't strike you when they pass.

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