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Regardless of weather, Iowa drivers need to always be cautious

With it being wintertime, Iowa drivers need to be mindful of the road conditions while driving. This means following the speed limit, not making any sudden stopping or turning maneuvers and always giving 100 percent of their attention to the task at hand: driving.

Drivers who use cellphones also engage in other risky behaviors

Most everyone in Illinois knows that driving while talking on a cellphone or texting is dangerous. The common issue with using a cellphone is that drivers are literally taking their eyes and minds off of the road. This can end up leading to an accident.

Blizzard causes fatal 30-car pileup on I-35

A 30+ car pileup on I-35 has left at least three people dead and many more injured. The accident occurred in Williams, Iowa, approximately 60 miles north of Des Moines. Whiteout conditions prevented drivers from seeing other stopped cars.

Iowa ranks third for deer-and-car accidents

As the days get shorter and we enter into hunting season, a new study reminds us that we must watch out for deer on the roads. According to the study by State Farm, Iowa ranks third on a list of the states with the most deer accidents.

New "Car Talking" Technology Could Reduce Incidences of Auto Accidents

Every day, we are inundated with stories of motor vehicle accidents that happen because drivers are texting, typing, or carrying on conversations with their mobile devices. However, a new, promising development is underway that may help prevent the occurrences of auto accidents in today's 21-century multitasking society.

Side-Impact Collision Testing Come A Long Way

Most everyone has seen car accident crash test dummies on television. Most simulated events, however, only show the dummies being hit from the front or rear of the vehicle they are riding in. Rarely do we see simulated side impact collisions-collisions that happen when a vehicle strikes the side of another vehicle, often in the door area with a passenger riding on the other side of the door.

Data Reveals Officers Failing to Ticket Iowans Texting While Driving

In 2010, to combat the dangers of distracted driving, the state of Iowa passed a law banning texting while driving. The law took effect in July of 2010, however, recently released numbers indicate that the texting ban may not have the teeth that safety advocates had hoped.

New Bill to Prohibit Renting Out Recalled Vehicles

Every year, millions of Americans rent vehicles when traveling for vacation or business. And, when these vehicles are rented, the expectation is that they are in safe-working condition and in a state of repair that does not unnecessarily put drivers and passengers at risk of injury or a car accident. Now a new bill before the federal Senate would help ensure that the vehicles rented by car rental companies are not awaiting recall.

Understanding the Power of Flash Floods in Iowa

Many people would concur that climate change is happening all across the country. Media reports of devastation due to increased frequency in hurricanes, snowfall, rain and flash-flooding are continuously broadcasted. Iowa is certainly not immune to these weather conditions. The state has experienced its fair share of flooding as a result of major storms. Due to the powerful nature of flash floods and their ability to strike on short notice, drivers should take note of a few safety tips to avoid motor vehicle accidents Iowa.

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