Motorists in Iowa’s capitol city are getting a reward today (Friday) in the form of free fuel. An insurance company started giving away several thousand gallons of gasoline at ten this morning at six different service stations around Des Moines. The high-octane hype lured out drivers by the dozens who lined up to fill their tanks at each station.
Des Moines ranks seventh on this year’s national list of safest drivers. Motorists in Iowa’s biggest city have wrecks an average of once every 12-point-six years, compared to the national average of once every ten years. Cedar Rapids topped the list last year and came in third this time around, while Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was first. Philadelphia was last.