Message Monday

Death and taxes: one doesn’t need to happen today

In the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin, “Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

We are all mortal and will one day face the end of our lives. While no one knows the exact date and time that we’ll say goodbye for the last time, there are some things we can do when we’re behind that wheel that could delay that final farewell.

  • Slow down
  • Drive sober
  • Focus on the road
  • Stay alert
  • Buckle up

Meet Graham. Researchers say this is what you would need to look like to survive a high-speed car crash – https://youtu.be/JuANp9BNsDQ

For 2019, there have been 68 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of five since last Monday. The 2018 fatality count stands at 317. This is subject to change as law enforcement reports are completed. 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.

April 15, 2019