GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Iowa. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.
After an increase in roadway fatalities in 2016, Iowa is now seeing a significant decrease in fatalities this year. GHSA member Pat Hoye discusses what may be contributing to this drop.
November 24, 2017
Article by Pat Curtis
With travelers putting in long hours behind the wheel, drowsy driving is of particular concern around the holiday season. This article features Iowa's efforts to curb drowsy driving through a grant from GHSA and the National Road Safety Foundation.
November 9, 2017
Drowsy driving is a difficult behavior to detect and enforce. GHSA Consultant Pam Fischer and Senior Director of Communications and Programs Kara Macek speak to the challenges and discuss GHSA and NRSF's efforts to help states address the issue.
Article by Jenni Bergal
October 31, 2017
Though GHSA predicts 2016 saw an 11% increase in pedestrian fatalities nationwide, Iowa reported their pedestrian fatalities were at an all-time low last year. GHSA's Kara Macek and Patrick Hoye of Iowa's SHSO discuss pedestrian safety.
June 23, 2017
Article by Erin Murphy
In light of a recent bill proposing an increase in speed limits on Iowa's interstate highways, safety officials including GHSA member Pat Hoye of the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau discuss the dangerous impact of increased speeds.
April 21, 2017
Article by Madison Arnold
Pat Hoye, Bureau Chief at the Iowa Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, talks to Iowa Public Radio about the state legislature's consideration of a handheld device ban.
January 18, 2017
Article by Sarah Boden
No bicycle helmet laws.
Universal helmet law repealed 1976.
Checkpoints are not conducted. They are not permitted; a statute authorizing roadblock controls does not authorize sobriety checkpoints.