Iowa Safe Routes to School 2020: Crash Report

Using the Iowa DOT’s Crash Analysis Tool the Iowa Bicycle Coalition has created a report that includes all of the document crashes involving Iowa Kids ages 1-16 who were biking and walking when the crash occurred. The following subcategories we feel are relevant to child safety: Speed, Time of Day, Month, Intersection Related, and the presences of traffic controls. These categories show where kids are most vulnerable. The reports showed the following regarding cycling:

  • The five-year crash totals reflect a decrease in 2020 total crashes yet little change in fatalities and serious injuries. 
  • Twenty-one of the thirty-nine crashes occurs in speed zones with a posted speed limit of twenty-five miles per hour.
  • The vast majority of the crashes happened during daylight.

The Reports showed the following regarding pedestrian crashes:

  • Most crashes happened in an area with a speed limit of twenty-five miles per hour. 
  • The majority of the crashes happened during daylight.

Download the entire report below.