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Planning ahead for the unexpected to keep travelers safer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

With research showing that at least 94 percent of traffic crashes are caused by decisions made by the driver, we can expect traffic crashes to continue to be a part of the travel experience as long as there are humans controlling the vehicles. Crashes can cause traffic to be slowed, stopped, or detoured while the victims are treated, the incident is investigated, and the crash site is cleaned up. This can cost travelers frustration, time, and money. At the Iowa...

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Media invited to Roadcheck 2017 June 6-8

Thursday, May 25, 2017

ANKENY, Iowa – May 25, 2017 – Thousands of commercial motor vehicles loaded with everything from paper products to windmill parts travel across North American highways every day. In Iowa, it’s up to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement officers to inspect these commercial motor vehicles and assure the drivers are operating safely. Media outlets are invited to take a closer look at how these safety inspections are carried out during a targeted enforcement effort, called...

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