Intersection of Shaulis Road and IA 21 (Hawkeye Road) in Waterloo recently changed from a 3 leg to a full 4 leg intersection. This location has been experiencing traffic accidents. Crashes have been happening while a driver who is waiting to make a left turn is met by an unsuspecting driver causing a rear-end collision. City of Waterloo and Iowa Department of Transportation are working together to find a solution, possibly adding left turn lanes. Meanwhile please be more careful when going through this intersection.
Safe driving culture is shaped from very early ages. Drive Safe Cedar Valley has included cell phone use in a children’s activity booklet. By the time grade school children become adults the cell phone might have changed as we know it now. The interference of electronic communications with driving, however, will probably be even more complex. Technological advances provide lots of oppurtunities that were unavailable to us many years ago. At the same time they create situations, some of which life threatening, such as texting and driving.