Transportation Matters in Iowa

Archives: March 2022

Roadside Chat - Cars can stop quickly. Trains can't.

Roadside Chat - Cars can stop quickly. Trains can't.

March 25, 2022

3-25 cars and trainsEven 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.

Personnel updates for March 4 to March 17, 2022

Personnel updates for March 4 to March 17, 2022

March 24, 2022

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Roadside Chat - Who needs luck when you can buckle up

Roadside Chat - Who needs luck when you can buckle up

March 18, 2022

3-18 who needs luckIn 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.

Recent Iowa DOT awards

Recent Iowa DOT awards

March 11, 2022

AwardsThe 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.

 

 

 

Roadside Chat - Does your vehicle have a recall? Check today

Roadside Chat - Does your vehicle have a recall? Check today

March 11, 2022

3-11 recallsWhether you just drove your new vehicle off the lot or your car has been in the family for a long time, regularly checking for recalls can keep you safer behind the wheel.

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.

 

Personnel updates for February 18 to March 3, 2022

Personnel updates for February 18 to March 3, 2022

March 10, 2022


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Roadside Chat - They're using their turn signal. There you go

Roadside Chat - They're using their turn signal. There you go

March 4, 2022

3-4 grammar dayHappy 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 2022 Service awards

March 2022 Service awards

March 1, 2022

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