distracted driving

Pandemic turns Iowa into speedway, traffic fatalities rise

BY: - June 8, 2021

The state is looking to strengthen its driver’s license requirements after a surge in both speeding and traffic fatalities, officials said Tuesday. One reason: Patrol officers say lately they’ve seen some of the riskiest driving of the past century. The Iowa State Patrol plans several days of added enforcement of traffic laws this week and […]

Senate takes aim at distracted driving with new definition, increased penalties

BY: - February 10, 2021

Iowans already can’t legally text and drive, but a bill moving through the Senate could also make some on-the-go phone calls illegal. Senate File 46 would expand Iowa law to forbid any use of an electronic communication device while driving that would take hands off the wheel. Beyond just texting, the proposed bill would include […]