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Message Monday - Safe driving is a game changer - bet ya house!

03/29/2021

3-29 game changerOur vehicles continue to get smarter and safer. From seat belts to anti-lock brakes to safety glass and crumple zones, vehicles have never provided better protection. But technology can only do so much. The decisions you make when you’re behind the wheel can make all the difference between life and death in a crash.

 

 

 

There are five simple safe driving tips that could change the game on Iowa’s highways.

  1. Buckle up – every seat, every time
  2. Drive sober
  3. Stay alert
  4. Watch your speed and don’t drive aggressively
  5. Focus your attention on the task of driving

If each of us took the task of driving seriously every time we get behind the wheel, we would not only significantly reduce the number of traffic fatalities, but also reduce the number of serious injuries that can haunt victims for years to come.

Changing a few simple behaviors can keep you and everyone else on the road safer - https://youtu.be/Mw3Oq_k1LkA

So far in 2021, there have been 44 deaths in traffic crashes. That is an increase of three 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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