DES MOINES, Iowa- Iowa State Troopers handled 174 crashes, and helped 410 drivers, between Monday at 11 a.m and today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m.
Sergeant Nate Ludwig tells WHO Radio News, officers commonly see a lot of crashes the day after a snow-storm, because drivers wrongly assume roads are back to normal when they're not. He says it also tends to be busier on the roads, as idled semis resume travel. He says the biggest factor in winter crashes is people driving too fast for conditions, noting even a few miles over the posted speed can be too fast.
Sergeant Ludwig says drivers need to remember the posted speed limit is for ideal conditions.