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Message Monday - Safe driving habits last a lifetime


8-17 habitsWill you see “zero fatalities” in your lifetime? Here are the top five safe driving habits you should do every time you get behind the wheel.

Chill out – slow down and don’t drive aggressively

Driver sober – no drugs or alcohol

Focus on the road – minimize distractions

Stay alert – pull over and rest or switch drivers if you’re tired

Buckle up – every seat, every trip

These habits seem like common sense, but anyone who has been on the road sees drivers who struggle to do all five all the time.

Do you have a new driver in the house? Help them develop safe driving habits from the beginning… https://youtu.be/KZuwtUTYkmE

For 2020, there have been 175 fatalities reported. That is an increase of nine 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

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