Iowa State Patrol Shares Alarming Photos on Social Media to Reiterate Safe Driving

The Iowa State Patrol shared some startling photos this week on social media to remind Iowans to slow down and be aware of others on the road.

The photos share radar readings from a pair of traffic stops.  One car was clocked at 98 miles per hour and another at 110 miles per hour.

Luckily both of those cars were stopped before anyone was seriously injured.

Speeding is one of the leading causes of death in crashes.

Troopers say just because your car can go that fast, it doesn't mean you should.

"The experience they have at driving those speeds consistently, it's not like a professional, they don't get constant training on driving," said Iowa State Patrol Trooper John Stickney. "So when something does happen at those types of speeds, the chances of losing control obviously are going to increase."

The number of fatal crashes in Iowa this year is up 20 percent over 2015.