Roadside Chat - Big game plan: score a safe ride home

9-9 big game planGreat coaches are those who approach every game with a solid plan to succeed. With big games like Iowa State versus Iowa; the University of Northern Iowa versus North Dakota; and the start of the National Football League all happening this weekend, the coaches have their plans, but how about you? If you’re going to be drinking or doing something else that might impair your judgment, how are you going to get home safely?




Here are some great game plans.

  1. I’ll be staying put and enjoying the hospitality of my host.
  2. A rideshare is a great option for me. I’ll download the app so I’m ready to log in when I need a ride home.
  3. I have awesome friends; one of them has volunteered to be the designated driver to get us all home safely.

Put me in coach! Be the “guy” -

In Iowa in 2022, there have been 230 deaths in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of 10 since last Friday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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