December 30, 2014
The best decisions are those based on solid data. The Iowa Department of Transportation and our traffic safety partners constantly collect a wide range of safety data from different sources. These data are used by safety professionals, researchers, citizens, media, and others who have an interest in traffic safety.
Until recently, anyone needing traffic safety data that was collected by different agencies would have had to contact each individual agency for specific information. To address this problem, Iowa’s Statewide Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (STRCC), a diverse group of traffic safety data professionals interested in improving data quality and analysis, developed a central, “one-stop shop” website to provide access to traffic safety data and information.
Your friends are counting on you. http://youtu.be/eubWYPhcEEo
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement gained three new officers Dec. 5 upon their graduation from the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy. Officers Ryan Dahm, Job Huisman, and Chase Brandon Wells are now part of our team working to keep travelers safe on Iowa highways.
As an early adopter, Santa began using a safety belt as early as 1956 [The modern (3 point) seat belt was invented in 1959]. For as little as $11.95, Santa recognized the need and was a willing consumer for this new safety device. Santa ensured his safety and the successful delivery of children’s toys by using a seat belt.