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Message Monday - Drive sober, not shaken or stirred

Monday, June 19, 2017

Here’s something I bet you didn’t know – it’s National Martini Day. In true James Bond fashion, a good Martini is shaken, not stirred. A good driver is always sober. In the United States, statistics show someone dies in a crash involving a drunk driver every 51 minutes. In 2016, 405 people died on Iowa highways. Of those, 120 died due to the bad choices made by an impaired driver. Think about it, we could cut Iowa traffic deaths by...

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Iowa DOT offices closed July 4

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

AMES, Iowa – June 20, 2017 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations, including the Iowa DOT’s driver’s license stations and the vehicle permit center will be closed Tuesday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. The locations will resume regular hours of operation on Wednesday, July 5. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at or at one of the conveniently located self-service kiosks. Kiosk users should check the host location's holiday schedule...

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