November 27, 2017
Who doesn’t want a great deal? In case you missed all those Black Friday sales, today’s your chance to get online and pick up this season’s must-have items at a discount. But if you’re trying to find the best deals, web shopping while you’re driving could end up hurting much more than your wallet.
A 2010 study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that distracted driving crashes cost Americans $129 billion every year. With more and more distracted drivers out there, the cost in 2017 is likely much higher.
If you’re among the thousands of travelers expected to take to Iowa roadways this week, please remember these five tips to make it to your destination and back home safely: slow down, drive sober, focus on the road, stay alert, and buckle up.
In December 2015, Dixie Nelson, now-retired Iowa Department of Transportation highway maintenance supervisor in Correctionville, noticed some erosion on the cutbank of the Little Sioux River running alongside Iowa 31 near Anthon. She contacted the Iowa DOT's District 3 Office in Sioux City to start the process to stabilize the area. As it turns out, there is much more to this story than a need to firm up the riverbank.
Do you know what to do in the event of a fender bender where no one is injured? Iowa law (House File 313 to amend Iowa Code 321.262) requires the drivers of vehicles involved in a crash where there are no serious injuries to move the vehicles out of the driving lanes of traffic.
The change was made to improve the safety of those involved in the crash, as well as others on the roadway. Getting out of the way of oncoming traffic is one of the most important things you can do to keep you safe and help avoid another crash happening in the same area, also called a secondary crash.