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Citations for Texting While Driving Spike in Iowa

A distracted driving law that went into effect in Iowa a year ago has resulted in over 1,100 tickets for texting and driving. That translates into six times as many tickets issued as compared to the same time period in the prior year.

Iowa Moves Toward Ignition Interlock Law

An Iowa bill developed by a coalition of public safety, legal and transportation agencies calling for ignition interlocks on any motor vehicle owned or operated by a person with a temporary restricted driver's license is headed to a state's Senate Judiciary Committee for review.

Iowa, AAA Team to Prevent Texting While Driving

The Iowa State Patrol is partnering with AAA to distribute CellSlip phone pouches to young drivers. The product blocks radio frequency signals, eliminating the trigger that tempts so many drivers to pick up the phone: the notification sound for incoming texts. Video courtesy of WHO TV Channel 13.

Tougher Iowa Texting Ban in the Works

Iowa legislators are negotiating details of a bill that would make texting while driving a primary offense. Some advocacy groups are also pushing for a hands-free requirement. Video courtesy of 13 WHO.

Iowa's Drowsy Driving Summit

University of Iowa researchers are working on technology aimed at preventing drowsy driving, and the campus recently hosted a summit devoted to the safety issue. Video courtesy of CBS Philly. For the full story, click here.