Roadside Chat- Unless you have a flux capacitor, back to the speed limit
Your future is in jeopardy, but not the way the characters in Back to the Future envisioned. Our friends, neighbors, and family members are dying on Iowa’s roads almost daily. Speeding, even at more than 100 miles per hour, is become all too common, according to our law enforcement partners.
In Iowa in 2021, excessive speed or aggressive driving was noted as a contributing factor in 176, or almost half, of the 356 total deaths. Simply slowing down and reducing aggressive movements like tailgating, quick lane changes, running red lights, and changing lanes without signaling can save lives.
If Doc Brown is right, someday, 88 miles per hour may propel you into the future. But for now, please obey the speed limit. https://youtu.be/HWoW-vX4HT8
In Iowa in 2022, there have been 275 deaths in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of eight 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