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Message Monday - Work zones, orange you glad you slowed down?

04/24/2017

4-24 message mondayIn all of 2016, 13 people died in crashes in Iowa work zones. Twelve of those killed were motorists and one was a construction worker. Already in 2017, we’ve lost two construction workers in these types of crashes. One of the leading causes is people who don’t pay attention and slow down when they see the signs signaling a work zone. Work zones are carefully set up to protect both the motorists and the workers, but the best laid plans aren’t effective if they aren’t followed.

The next time you are traveling through a work zone, take a deep breath, slow down, and have a little patience with those folks who are trying to make your future trips safer, smoother, and more enjoyable.

Just for fun… Knock, knock. Who’s there? When you were a kid, how many times did you say “banana” before you finally let your parents off the hook and ended with ”Orange you glad...?”  https://youtu.be/zfFKKOEn-D4

The fatality count of 82 is an increase of four since last Monday. Preliminary number show that in all of 2016, 404 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to daily fatality count


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Iowa highway in the evening