Roadside Chat - Focused on the road? Well, you got that goin' for ya
When you’re driving, try to put all of the distractions aside and just focus on the road. It might be hard, but it’s worth it. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has data that shows more than 3,000 lives are lost each year because of distracted driving.
There are three main types of distractions behind the wheel. To be safe, keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel and your mind on the task of driving.
Here’s a quick video with eight ways to reduce distractions - https://youtu.be/AgEhDgSNqPE
So far this year in Iowa, 194 people have been killed in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of 10 since last Friday. In Iowa in 2022, there were 338 traffic-related deaths. 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