Archives: March 2019
March 25, 2019
Have you ever bumped your head on something? Just a gentle tap can cause a goose egg or worse. Head trauma is one of the most common types of injury in a vehicle crash, mainly due to drivers and passengers who don’t wear seat belts. According to traumaticbraininjury.com, more than half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are a result of a vehicle crash.
So, if you are in a crash, what’s holding you back? Your best defense is a seat belt. Airbags are a great secondary protection, but your seat belt is the safety feature that holds you more securely in your seat in the event of a crash. That allows the airbag to do its work to provide a cushion between you and the hard surfaces that surround you in a vehicle.
March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019
But in Iowa, like many other states, the legal limit is .08 blood alcohol content (BAC). Anything more than that amount of alcohol in your blood could cost you big time. In fact, more than $10,000 in most cases, if you’re pulled over while driving.
March 11, 2019
When Daylight Saving Time began at 2 a.m. on March 10, we were asked to turn our clocks ahead one hour. For most, that meant losing an hour of sleep. If you forgot to reset your clocks and woke up late for work, speeding isn’t a good way to remedy the situation.
March 5, 2019
March 4, 2019
If you think zero isn’t a good goal, what number of fatalities is acceptable to you? Are you willing to lower the goal for your own family members or friends?
Questions posed to Iowans shine a light on why crashes happen and how to stop them - https://youtu.be/nsoh8D1sVNk
For 2019, there have been 39 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of two since last Monday. The 2018 fatality count stands at 318. This is subject to change as law enforcement reports are completed. 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
March 1, 2019