Message Monday

March forth down the road to zero

Just put one foot in front of the other. Attaining a goal of zero fatalities on Iowa roadways is not going to happen quickly, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive to make it a reality.

If you think zero isn’t a good goal, what number of fatalities is acceptable to you? Are you willing to lower the goal for your own family members or friends?

Questions posed to Iowans shine a light on why crashes happen and how to stop them –

For 2019, there have been 39 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of two since last Monday. The 2018 fatality count stands at 318. 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

March 4, 2019