The Iowa Department of Transportation is now offering more on-line information on accidents in the state. DOT safety engineer Michael Pawlovich says the site has crash statistics in some 15 different categories.
He says there’s information and maps related to impaired drivers, distracted drivers, heavy truck and motorcycle crashes. The information is organized to let you see what’s happening on the roads you travel.
The maps are organized by counties, so you can go in and look at your individual road. Several years’ worth of information is available. He says the have information in five-year periods, so they have 2001 to 2005 information available. Pawlovich says they’re just finishing up the information for 2006.
According to Pawlovich, it’s easy to access the info. Pawlovich says you can do to the main DOT site at www.iowadot.gov and then put in a slash and type the words "crash analysis" and follow the prompts, you’ll get there. Pawlovich says they plan to add more topics on this site in the future.