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Sept. 19, 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: I-CASH rural roadway safety demonstration and 'ride-along' Sept. 22

WHAT: Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health's "Rural Roadway Crashes" safety demonstration. This event features presentations from rural road safety experts and local farmers, question and answers with local law enforcement, and the release of "Rural Roadway Crashes-They're Preventable," an educational DVD on the challenges of keeping safe on gravel and rural hard surface roads, produced by I-CASH with funding from Iowa DOT and a grant from the Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health.

The event will also feature a rural road "ride-along" -- an opportunity for members of the media to travel the rural roads outside of Iowa City in a tractor to view first-hand the dangers facing farm vehicle operators on gravel roadways.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

WHERE: Steve Weeber Farm, 4892 Kansas Avenue SW, Iowa City, IA 52240. From the south side of Iowa City, take Hwy 1 South 3.8 miles, turn left onto County Rd W62/Sharon Center Rd 3.0 miles, turn left onto Kansas Ave SW 1.1 mile, take the 2nd left to stay on Kansas Ave SW 0.1 mile. Destination will be on the left.

WHO: Kelley Donham, director, I-CASH; David Patterson, Iowa County Engineers Association; Roger Stutsman, local farmer; Deputy Pete Ungaro and other members of the Iowa State Patrol and Johnson County Sheriff's Office

David Patterson and Deputy Ungaro are featured in "Rural Roadway Crashes-They're Preventable."

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa College of Public Health Office of Communications and External Relations, 4257 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242

MEDIA CONTACT: Bill Barker, UI College of Public Health, 319-384-4277,