Message Monday

Cyber deals? Not behind the wheel

Who doesn’t want a great deal? In case you missed all those Black Friday sales, today’s your chance to get online and pick up this season’s must-have items at a discount. But if you’re trying to find the best deals, web shopping while you’re driving could end up hurting much more than your wallet.

A 2010 study from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that distracted driving crashes cost Americans $129 billion every year. With more and more distracted drivers out there, the cost in 2017 is likely much higher.

Save your money for the latest gadget or toys for your kids. Put down the phone when you’re behind the wheel.

Just can’t control yourself behind the wheel? Technology can actually help you with that. https://www.nsc.org/learn/NSC-Initiatives/Pages/Technology-Reduces-Cell-Phone-Distracted-Driving.aspx

The fatality count of 299 is an increase of five since last Monday. In all of 2016, 402 people were killed on Iowa highways. 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

November 27, 2017