April 1, 2019
Have you ever bumped your head on something? Just a gentle tap can cause a goose egg or worse. Head trauma is one of the most common types of injury in a vehicle crash, mainly due to drivers and passengers who don’t wear seat belts. According to traumaticbraininjury.com, more than half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are a result of a vehicle crash.
So, if you are in a crash, what’s holding you back? Your best defense is a seat belt. Airbags are a great secondary protection, but your seat belt is the safety feature that holds you more securely in your seat in the event of a crash. That allows the airbag to do its work to provide a cushion between you and the hard surfaces that surround you in a vehicle.
But in Iowa, like many other states, the legal limit is .08 blood alcohol content (BAC). Anything more than that amount of alcohol in your blood could cost you big time. In fact, more than $10,000 in most cases, if you’re pulled over while driving.
When Daylight Saving Time began at 2 a.m. on March 10, we were asked to turn our clocks ahead one hour. For most, that meant losing an hour of sleep. If you forgot to reset your clocks and woke up late for work, speeding isn’t a good way to remedy the situation.