- Drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- Always have your driver’s license and insurance card with you.
- Always wear your seat belt.
- Use your car’s signals to show if you are turning left or right.
- Obey all traffic laws and signals. Red light means “stop” Yellow light means “slow down” Green light means “go”
- Pull over to the side of the road if an emergency vehicle – police car, fire truck, or ambulance – needs to pass you.
- Do not pass a school bus when its red lights are flashing.
- Do not drive if you have been drinking or taking drugs.
- Obey the car seat requirements for infants and children
- Be especially careful when driving in fog, ice, rain, or snow.
In the state of Iowa, if you get caught drinking and driving you face multiple fines and stiff penalties. All DUI or “Operating Under the Influence (OWI)” convictions in the state carry jail time, license suspension, and court-ordered substance abuse treatment. The state of Iowa wants to reduce the number of fatal traffic accidents on its roads by preventing people from drinking and driving.
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