May 1, 2018
Take out the papers and the trash
Or you don't get no spendin' cash
If you don't scrub that kitchen floor
You ain't gonna rock and roll no more
In today’s world, the lyrics might read
Put down the phone and look ahead
or you could end up hurt or dead
Keep that device put in its place
and slow down, this ain’t no race
Yakety Yak (don’t talk back). Enjoy - https://youtu.be/-cHB3Rbz1OI
For 2018, there have been 81 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of six since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf
Aggressive drivers tend to speed, tailgate, make unsafe lane changes, and run red lights or stop signs. Any one of these behaviors deliberately puts people and property at risk. Anger is a natural emotion. It’s how you manage it that makes all the difference. Staying calm behind the wheel can save lives.
Information provided by the Office of Employee Services
People are fickle. Even when you know something is good for you, you can come up with excuses not to do it. For example, we all know exercise and eating healthy food is good for us, but it’s easy to end up watching a game on TV and eating a pizza instead.
The same can be said for wearing a seat belt. Seat belts have been required to be installed in vehicles in the United States since Jan. 1, 1968. Mandates for using them was left up to the states. But now, every state except Vermont enforces the use of seat belts by adults. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates more than 15,000 lives are saved each year because driver and passengers were bucked up.
If you’re speeding in a work zone, fines are doubled and you might get a hefty ticket with a fine of up to $1,000. An even higher cost could come if you crash and end up in the hospital, or worse yet, the cemetery.
Last year 10 people were killed in crashes in work zones. Seven motorists and three construction workers will never again read a bedtime story or attend a family dinner.