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Archives: July 2024

Roadside Chat – Facetime and windshield time could crack you up

Roadside Chat – Facetime and windshield time could crack you up

July 12, 2024

7-12-Crack-You-UpMobile devices have allowed us to not only hear the person on the other end of the line, but also see them. It can be a great way to stay in touch and share a laugh or two with your loved ones. But mixing video chatting with driving can become a deadly mix. 

Unfortunately, using your phone to video chat is just one of many types of distraction. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, mobile phone use was involved in 12% of car crashes.

Personnel updates for June 21 to July 4, 2024

Personnel updates for June 21 to July 4, 2024

July 12, 2024

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Roadside Chat – What rhymes with whiskey? Risky! Drive sober.

Roadside Chat – What rhymes with whiskey? Risky! Drive sober.

July 5, 2024

7-5-Whiskey-RiskyMost people enjoy a good rhyme. Heck, without them Dr. Seuss and rap music wouldn’t be nearly as catchy. A good rhyme can also serve to remind us of the dangerous behaviors we may be about to partake in.

You may enjoy a few alcoholic beverages to celebrate the holiday weekend. If drinking is on your agenda, here are a few tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to keep you safe:

  1. Plan your safe ride home before you start the party, choose a non-drinking friend as a designated driver.
  2. If someone you know has been drinking, do not let that person get behind the wheel. Take their keys and help them arrange a sober ride home. 
  3. If you drink, do not drive for any reason. Call a taxi, a ride-hailing service, or a sober friend. 
  4. If you’re hosting a party where alcohol will be served, make sure all guests leave with a sober driver.
  5. Always wear your seat belt — it’s your best defense against impaired drivers.

This week we had the chance to talk a bit about the “secret sauce” that goes into our weekly safety message. Hear all about it.

Thanks to Corey T. for the nugget that inspired this message!

In 2024 in Iowa, 137 people have been killed in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of 9 since last Friday. In Iowa in 2023, there were 377 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

July 2024 Service awards

July 2024 Service awards

July 1, 2024



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