Bicycle and pedestrian education
The bicycle safety program is excellent for schools, police departments, parks and recreation departments, boys’ and girls’ clubs, boy scouts, girl scouts and anyone interested in promoting safe bicycling.
CarFit was developed by the American Society on Aging in collaboration with AARP, American Occupational Therapy Association, and AAA.
Flashing yellow left-turn traffic arrows
The flashing yellow left-turn arrow signal is a new traffic management tool aimed at keeping traffic moving, increasing safety and reducing fuel consumption.
Iowa driver's education instructors
Find Iowa driver education certification courses, course locations and contact information.
Iowa law on stopping for school buses
The greatest risk is not riding the school bus, but approaching or leaving it. So, children need to be especially careful around the school bus "danger zone," which is 10 feet in front, behind and on each side of the school bus.
Legal operation of snow mobiles
For safety purposes, it is recommended that snowmobiles be operated on private property with the landowner’s permission or on trails designed by the DNR for the operation of snowmobiles.
Move over or slow down law
Not just a courtesy, it’s the law. Move over or slow down to keep everyone safe!
Protecting the safety of motorists, pedestrians and train passengers is an important role of the Iowa DOT's Office of Rail Transportation. Toward that goal, the office manages a number of programs and activities that encourage safety.
There is no national definition for the term "road rage". However, it is commonly defined as a societal condition where motorists lose their temper in reaction to a traffic disturbance.
In recent years, roundabouts have been used in the United States to reduce crashes, traffic delays, fuel consumption, air pollution, and construction and maintenance costs.
Rumble strips are grooved patterns placed in the pavement perpendicular to the direction of travel. They can be installed either at the centerline of the roadway or on the roadway shoulder. Learn more.
Rural road crashes
Crashes on rural roads occur at more than twice the rate of crashes on state roads. Driving too fast for conditions is the number one reason for rural road crashes.
Safe Routes to School
During the past two to three decades, there has been an incredible rise in obesity and physical inactivity in children and adults. The impact on health and health-care costs is high and will continue to rise dramatically.
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s goal during the winter season is to return roads to reasonably near normal winter driving conditions as quickly as possible after a winter storm.