Baseball is often called America’s pastime. Road trips are another spring/summer activity enjoyed by many. But unlike baseball where a runner is simple “out” if the baserunning isn’t successful, driving errors can cause much more serious consequences.
Last year in Iowa, 355 people lost their lives in vehicle crashes. Here are four simple things you can do behind the wheel to help ensure a safer trip.
Every time you drive unbuckled; speed or drive aggressively; or drive impaired or distracted, you’re risking not making it home safe. In essence, to use a baseball term, you’re “stealing” home. While this may be successful sometimes, it is a risky move.
Here’s a recap of some of the best “stealing” home baseball moments - https://youtu.be/LnRSe7BNHUY
So far in 2022, there have been 65 deaths in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of two since last Friday. 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