Archives: March 2022
March 25, 2022
Even in an emergency, a train can take a mile or more to stop. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in the United States, someone is struck at a highway-rail grade crossing every four hours. Driving around gates is not only illegal, it could be deadly. If you try to beat a train, chances are, you’ll lose.
March 24, 2022
March 18, 2022
In some ways, the majority of our kids are lucky because they are often oblivious to the dangers they face. As a parent, life experience has likely taught you to watch out for and protect your child from those dangers.
But you didn’t bring your baby home with a set of instructions or a rulebook that you could refer to. As your child grows older, your decisions about their safety sometimes come into conflict with what your child wants. One of those times might be when your child asks to ditch the booster seat and ride with just a seat belt.
March 11, 2022
The Iowa DOT is focused on making lives better through transportation. Whether we are working to put safety first or focusing on our customers, innovation and leadership are at the heart of the work we do. Sometimes that innovation and leadership earns us attention and accolades from our industry partners and peers. We are proud of the business units and individuals across the Iowa DOT who have been recognized for the following awards.
March 11, 2022
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration makes checking for recalls quick and easy. Simply go to https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls and type in your vehicle identification number (VIN). To find the VIN, look on the lower left of your car's windshield or inside the driver’s door frame for a 17-character combination of numbers and letters. Your VIN is also located on your car's registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card.
March 10, 2022
March 4, 2022
Happy National Grammar Day! If you are writing to someone and want to be understood, it’s critical to use the right words. If your writing isn’t clear, your reader may have to guess what you’re trying to say.
When you’re behind the wheel, don’t make other drivers guess your next move. Using your turn signal lets the people who share the road with you know what you intend to do and allows them to act or react accordingly. That makes the road safer for all of us.
March 1, 2022