RURAL IOWA — The Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) recently chastised a trucker in a Facebook post for traveling well over the posted speed limit.
According to the post, an officer stopped the rig after clocking the driver at 79 miles per hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone.
“At the time there was blowing snow and reduced visibility,” the Facebook post stated. “It’s needless to say this speed is excessive at any time, regardless of weather conditions. It’s not uncommon for our officers to come across excessive speeds like this is large commercial vehicles.”
The post went on to state that “speed is one of the largest contributing factors to accidents involving commercial motor vehicles. MVE officers are committed to stopping dangerous driving behaviors like this. Please watch your speed and drive safe. Let’s all get there safely!”
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The sooner they take his CDL the Happier he will Be. Just like a lot of us tired of the 5 tier System.
It’s one thing to push the limit on a nice day to 3-4 mph over the posted speeds, but this driver is an example of just being foolish. He should be shamed. Good for the Iowa State Patrol. Too bad the driver’s name and company hasn’t been given out. Snow kicked up by fools like that on narrow roads cause a lot of accidents.