Transportation Matters in Iowa

Archives: April 2018

Message Monday - Yakety Yak don't text back

Message Monday - Yakety Yak don't text back

April 30, 2018

4-30 message mondayActions have consequences. Just read the opening lyrics of the 1958 hit from the Coasters –

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

Message Monday - We only need one Hulk - control road rage

Message Monday - We only need one Hulk - control road rage

April 23, 2018

4-23 message mondayYou’re not Dr. Bruce Banner. Only the Incredible Hulk’s strength increases as his anger rises. When ordinary people get angry, they make questionable decisions that can have tragic consequences.

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.

Personnel Updates for March 23 – April 5, 2018

Personnel Updates for March 23 – April 5, 2018

April 17, 2018

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Message Monday - Awwwww snap ... your seat belt

Message Monday - Awwwww snap ... your seat belt

April 16, 2018

4-16 message mondayPeople 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.

Message Monday - Invest in work zone safety - patience pays

Message Monday - Invest in work zone safety - patience pays

April 9, 2018

4-9 message mondayYou’ve probably heard over and over again that “time is money.” So, if that’s true and time really is money, what will a few minutes cost you?

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.

I’m the same person, I’m just sitting down.

I’m the same person, I’m just sitting down.

April 4, 2018

Picture1In our Zero Fatalities campaign, we often focus on the lives lost due to crashes. But another aspect of the issue that doesn’t grab headlines is how crash victims who sustain life-altering injuries respond to their circumstances over time. Some become bitter and disconnected, others hire lawyers and fight for retribution. Then there’s Heather Hurd-Schneider.

Personnel Updates for March 9 – March 22, 2018

Personnel Updates for March 9 – March 22, 2018

April 2, 2018

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Message Monday - Speeding can lead to skid marks

Message Monday - Speeding can lead to skid marks

April 2, 2018

4-2 message mondayIt doesn’t matter where you’re going, getting there a few minutes late isn’t worth your life. Crash reconstruction can use skid marks to determine the speed of a vehicle involved in a crash, but do you really want to be remembered by a few marks left on the road that quickly fade?

What can you do to reduce your stress and increase your chances of arriving alive?

April 2018 Service Awards

April 2018 Service Awards

April 2, 2018

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