Iowa State Patrol joins other states in Midwest Speed effort

Des Moines, Iowa – The leader of the Iowa State Patrol joined his counterparts from Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Arkansas to announced a joint effort to crack down on excessive speed. Colonel Nathan Fulk spoke about the issue Thursday at a Missouri Department of Transportation facility.

Fulk detailed some of the things his troopers have seen.

The leaders of the state patrols in the other four states say they’ve seen similar issues. Fulk says the number one concern in each state is the safety of drivers.

He says they will use a variety of methods to try and educate the public.

Troopers in the five-state area are collaborating with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for a speed enforcement initiative Friday and Saturday (July 17-18). The initiative is aimed at reducing high speeds and encouraging personal responsibility in keeping roadways safe.

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