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Harkin Announces Nearly $1.8 Million to Combat Drunk Driving in Iowa

September 22, 2010

Harkin Announces Nearly $1.8 Million to Combat Drunk Driving in Iowa

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today announced that the Iowa Traffic Safety Bureau will receive $1,790,240.  The funds will be used to implement and enforce specific programs to prevent drunk driving and deter impaired driving.

“Every year, thousands of Iowans are unnecessarily injured - and even killed – because of drunk driving.  That is why it is so important that we do everything we can to stop people from driving under the influence,” said Harkin.  “Today’s funding will help with our state’s efforts to keep Iowa’s roads safe.”

The funds come from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway traffic Safety Administration.   Harkin is a member of the Appropriations subcommittee that funds the DOT.