Archives: September 2014
September 30, 2014
For the past few years the Iowa DOT has worked to utilize technology to be smarter, simpler, and customer driven. “I think we’re moving in the right direction,” said Wes Musgrove, director of the Office of Contracts. “We’re working toward a paperless process for highway projects from the initial design phase all the way through construction,” said Musgrove.
September 29, 2014
Would you feel safe riding in a vehicle if you knew the driver could not see the road? Distracted driving is like driving blind. When you adjust the radio, mess with your phone, eat, or do anything other than drive, you put yourself, your passengers and everyone in the path of your vehicle in danger.
Distracted driving crashes are 100 percent preventable. You simply have to focus on driving and put everything else aside.
September 23, 2014
Many people already know that the Iowa DOT and Iowa State University work very closely on transportation-related issues. There’s another long-term collaboration that you might not be aware of, scorekeeping at ISU athletic events.
September 22, 2014
It is difficult to know what other people are thinking. And trying to guess what the driver of another vehicle has on his or her mind is almost impossible unless they indicate their intentions. Using a turn signal is not just a common courtesy it is required by law and could save you from a serious or even fatal crash.
September 22, 2014
September 19, 2014
For more than a decade travelers have depended on Iowa’s 511 system to provide the most current traffic information. A mobile app for iPhone and Android platforms was developed two years ago to supplement the desktop version and that app has recently been updated to provide easier access to information.
September 18, 2014
September 15, 2014
Do you know the answers to the questions that can save your child’s life?
September 10, 2014
Motor Vehicle Officer Joe Nickell was recently named the 2014 Traffic Safety Officer of the Year Award from the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force.
Nominations for the award come from the supervisors of the many law enforcement agencies tasked with policing central Iowa. Nickell was nominated by his supervisor, Captain Robert Johnson.
September 8, 2014