Transportation Matters in Iowa

Archives: March 2020

Personnel updates March 6 to March 19, 2020

Personnel updates March 6 to March 19, 2020

March 27, 2020

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Personnel updates for February 21 to March 5, 2020

Personnel updates for February 21 to March 5, 2020

March 17, 2020

New personnel imageInformation supplied by the Bureau of Budget and Business Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message Monday - Been drinking? Swallow your pride and ask for a ride

Message Monday - Been drinking? Swallow your pride and ask for a ride

March 16, 2020

3-16 been drinkingSt. Patrick’s Day is upon us. If you like to celebrate by having a drink or two, make sure you don’t rely on the luck of the Irish to get you home safely. Plan for a ride share or designate a sober driver, but if that doesn’t work out, here’s a program to check out – Two to Go - http://bit.ly/2Q9afD3

 

Message Monday - Too many cars are crushed by heavy eyelids

Message Monday - Too many cars are crushed by heavy eyelids

March 9, 2020

3-9 heavy eyelidsAre you missing that hour of sleep you lost over the weekend? Springing forward every year is a sign that warmer weather is on the way, but it can also mess with your sleep cycle and cause you to be drowsy behind the wheel. Unfortunately, drowsy driving can happen at any time of the year, not just during the switch to Daylight Savings Time.

How big is the problem of drowsy driving? Just think about yourself. How many times have you caught yourself nodding off behind the wheel? Drowsy driving crash data is very difficult to calculate, although The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that driving drowsy causes more than 100,000 crashes, 1,550 deaths, and 71,000 injuries every year.

March 2020 Service awards

March 2020 Service awards

March 3, 2020

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Message Monday - Texting, Sam I am? I would not, could not, in a car

Message Monday - Texting, Sam I am? I would not, could not, in a car

March 2, 2020

3-2 texting sam“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss

With today being designated National Read Across America, we’re giving a nod to Dr. Seuss who provided so many wonderful books that have endured over the decades.

Reading is one common trait of successful people. Of course, you shouldn’t have your nose in a book or eyes on your phone while you’re driving, but did you know the signs above the highway are positioned specifically so you can read them without taking your eyes off the road?

Where ever you go and whatever you do, remember that safety is up to you. As Dr. Seuss penned, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

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