Be a Little More Careful When Driving Through These Intersections

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By , October 28, 2011 9:54 am

Airline Highway & Logan Avenue (US 63) 

Fletcher Avenue & W. 4th Street

US 218 & W. 11th Street

US 218 & W. 9th Street  

Hammond Avenue & San Marnan Drive  

Sergeant Road (US 63) & Fletcher Avenue 

University Avenue & Ansborough Avenue  

Sergeant Road (US 63) & University Avenue  

Williston Avenue & Baltimore Street

US 63 and Washington Street 

US 218 Off-Ramp and US 63

Cedar Valley Does Not Need Another Pedestrian Fatality

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By , October 21, 2011 11:59 am

Days are becoming shorter. Sadly Cedar Falls and Waterloo both have experienced fatal pedestrian-car crashes in recent years.  Most of our area fatalities have been during dark hours of the day. Some have involved alcohol.  Alcohol impairs a pedestrian just like it impairs a driver.  Pedestrian and bicyclist must help others see them. Wear bright, reflective, and even fluorescent colors. Wear safety retro-reflective gear.  Carry something bright and even a light if possible.   Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, November 6.  Mornings will be darker.  Don’t walk close to the edge of street with your back to traffic.

 

Another Sever Car Crash And Injury In Waterloo. Alcohol Agian?

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By , October 17, 2011 2:41 pm

Lives may have been ruined at the intersection of Hess Road and Shaulis Road last Friday. Alcohol might have been involved.  According to Waterloo Police Department web site a young driver was charged with driving while intoxicated, running a stop sign, and other violations. This driver ran into another car. The victim was transported to Covenant Medical Center, and then transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment. Traffic safety is a matter of life and death and must be taken seriously.

Road Rage At 65 mph On 218 In Waterloo

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By , October 13, 2011 2:26 pm

Too many needless deaths and injuries are cause by traffic accidents. Hopes, dreams, and lives can easily be ruined in a traffic crash. I was terrified when I recently witnessed an incident on Highway 218 in Waterloo. An SUV intentionally turned in front of another car to punish it for going too slow.  At 65 mph this could have ended up in a disaster and many people, including myself, could have been injured.  We need to improve our driving culture.  We need to reduce losses and sufferings to make our area a better place to live.  A car crash can ruin our lives. Many of the deaths and injuries caused by traffic crashes can be avoided with better driver behavior.

Help Your Child Walk And Ride More Safely

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By , October 10, 2011 12:51 pm

Traffic safety education must start at an early age. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has started a campaign to provide tools to help children walk and ride more safely.

Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe! – Traffic Safety Campaign

DRIVE SAFE CEDAR VALLEY SUPPORTS “DECADE OF ACTION FOR ROAD SAFETY 2011 – 2020”

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By , October 7, 2011 10:00 am

A global plan for making the roads safer has been developed by the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration.

Crash Analysis & Safety Improvements Workshopt To Be Held In Waterloo

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By , October 5, 2011 1:38 pm

Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments will be hosting a Crash Analysis & Safety Improvements Workshop on October 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Waterloo Crash Analysis 10-11-11 Flyer

 

Iowa Ranks 2nd In Nation For Car-Deer Crashes: KCCI TV8 Des Moines

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By , October 5, 2011 1:28 pm

This article mentiones it is better to hit a deer than trying to avoid it.

Light Colored Clothing & Reflective Gear Makes for Safer Walking and Bicycling

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By , October 5, 2011 9:24 am

Days are getting shorter. Light colored clothing and reflective gear makes walking and bicycling a little safer.