Archive for Public Safety – Press Releases

Snow Ordinance Notice 01.14.2021

With the amount of snowfall predicted, the City of Carlisle Snow Ordinance will go into effect tonight, January 14, 2021 at 6:00 pm. At that time, ALL vehicles must be removed from city parking lots and off city streets so snowplows can efficiently clear the roads. Vehicles that remain on the streets and in city parking lots are subject to a $25 citation and may be towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information on the City Code Chapter 69.12, visit https://carlisleiowa.org/…/parking-regulations-chapter-69/.

Snow Ordinance Notice 12.28.20

With the amount of snowfall predicted, the City of Carlisle Snow Ordinance will go into effect tomorrow, December 29, 2020 at 8:00 AM. At that time, ALL vehicles must be removed from city parking lots and off city streets so snowplows can efficiently clear the roads. The ordinance will remain in effect for 48 hours after the snow has stopped falling or until the streets have been cleared. Vehicles that remain on the streets and in city parking lots during the emergency ban are subject to a $25 citation and may be towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information on the City Code Chapter 69.12, visit https://carlisleiowa.org/…/parking-regulations-chapter-69/.

Christmas 2020 Media Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date: December 14, 2020

Carlisle, Iowa

Tis The Season To Drive Sober

The holiday season is known for celebrations and traditions, but it is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to impaired driving.  Iowa Law Enforcement across the state will partner with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) this holiday season to remove impaired drivers from the roads and help save lives.  From December 18, 2020 to January 1, 2021, motorists will see an increased presence of law enforcement.

 

Sadly, the statistics prove that we have a lot of work to do to put an end to drunk driving. According to NHTSA, 10,511 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes in 2018. On average, more than 10,000 people were killed each year from 2014 to 2018 — one person was killed in a drunk-driving crash every 50 minutes in 2018. This is why the Carlisle Police Department and the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau would like remind drivers that not only is impaired driving is not only illegal, but it is a matter of life and death. As you head out to the holiday festivities, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

 

Sobering Statistics:

    • 2018 traffic fatalities in Iowa, 27% involved alcohol-impaired driving. Don’t put your loved ones at risk this holiday season.
    • According to NHTSA, 839 people lost their lives nationally in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver during the month of December, 2018.
    • Despite the fact it’s illegal to drive when impaired by alcohol, in 2018, one person was killed every 50 minutes by a drunk driver on our nation’s roads.
    • During the Christmas and New Year’s Day holiday periods in 2018 alone, there were more drunk-driving-related fatalities (285) than during any other holiday period that year.
    • An OWI can cost you $10,000 in attorney’s fees, fines, repairs, and lost time at work!
    • In 2018, 85 lives were taken by alcohol-impaired traffic crashes in Iowa. Don’t be the reason someone doesn’t get home this holiday season.

 

Celebrate with a Plan:

Always remember to plan ahead if you will be celebrating with an impairing substance.  If you plan to indulge, plan for a sober driver to take you home.  Call a taxi, friend or Uber!  Is it your turn to be the designated driver?  Take the role seriously and do not partake in alcohol or any other drugs.  You are saving lives!

 

 

Snow Ordinance in Effect 12.11.2020

With the amount of snowfall predicted, the City of Carlisle Snow Ordinance will go into effect tonight, December 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm. At that time, ALL vehicles must be removed from city parking lots and off city streets so snowplows can efficiently clear the roads. Vehicles that remain on the streets and in city parking lots are subject to a $25 citation and may be towed at the owner’s expense. Thank you for your cooperation.
For more information on the City Code Chapter 69.12, visit https://carlisleiowa.org/…/parking-regulations-chapter-69/. #CarlisleIowaPD
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Summary of Enhanced Public Measures 11-17-20

Thanksgiving 2020 Media Release

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Talk to Your Teen about the Importance of Driving Safety During National Teen Driver Safety Week
Carlisle, Iowa — Parenting is no easy task, and parenting teenagers comes with its own unique set of challenges. During National Teen Driver Safety Week October 18-24, 2020. This coming week is a perfect time to begin — and continue — this conversation, and to remind parents not to hand over the car keys until their teen knows the rules of the road.
Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for teens 15 to 18 years old in the United States.
In 2018, there were 2,121 people killed in crashes involving a teen passenger vehicle driver (15-18 years old), of which 719 deaths were the teen driver — a 5% decrease from 2017. In fact, in 2018, there were an estimated 88,000 teen drivers injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes, and an estimated 256,000 people injured in crashes involving a teen driver, accounting for almost 10% of all those injured that year.
Parents play an important role in helping ensure their teen drivers take smart steps to stay safe on the road. NHTSA gives parents tips on how to talk about safe driving behaviors with their teens, and to address the most dangerous and deadly driving behaviors for teen drivers: alcohol, lack of seat belt use, distracted driving, speeding, and driving with passengers.
NHTSA’s website, www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving, has detailed information and statistics on teen driving, and outlines the basic rules parents can use to help reduce the risks for teen drivers:
1. Impaired Driving: All teens are too young to legally buy, possess, or consume alcohol. However, nationally, 16% of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2018 had alcohol in their system. But alcohol isn’t the only substance that can keep your teen from driving safely: Like other drugs, marijuana affects a driver’s ability to react to their surroundings. Driving is a complex task, and marijuana slows reaction time, affecting a driver’s ability to drive safely. Remind your teen that driving under the influence of any impairing substance — including illicit or prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medication — could have deadly consequences.
2. Seat Belt Safety: Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest ways for teens to stay safe in a vehicle. Yet too many teens aren’t buckling up. In 2018, almost half (45%) of the teen passenger vehicle drivers who died were unbuckled. Even more troubling, when the teen driver involved in the fatal crash was unbuckled, nine out of 10 of the passengers who died were also unbuckled. Remind your teen that it’s important to buckle up on every trip, every time, no matter what — front seat and back.
3. Distracted Driving: Cell phone use while driving is more than just risky — it can be deadly, and is outlawed in 47 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Remind your teen about the dangers of texting and using a phone while driving. Distracted driving isn’t limited to cell phone use; other passengers, audio and climate controls in the vehicle, and eating or drinking while driving are all examples of dangerous distractions for teen drivers. In 2018, among teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes, 10% were reported as distracted at the time of the crash. Also remind your teen that headphones are not appropriate to wear while driving a vehicle, as they can distract a driver from hearing sirens, horns, or other important sounds.
4. Speed Limits: Speeding is a critical issue for all drivers, especially for teens. In 2018, more than one-quarter (28%) of all teen drivers of passenger vehicles involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the crash, and males were more likely to be involved in fatal speeding-related crashes than females. Remind your teen to always drive within the speed limit.
5. Passengers: Passengers in a teen’s car can lead to disastrous consequences. Research shows that the risk of a fatal crash goes up dramatically in direct relation to the number of passengers in a car. The likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior triples when traveling with multiple passengers.
Parents can help protect their teen drivers by talking with them about these risks. Self-reported surveys show that teens whose parents set firm rules for driving typically engage in less risky driving behaviors and are involved in fewer crashes.
For more information about National Teen Driver Safety Week and to learn safe driving tips to share with your teens, visit www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/teen-driving.

Slow Down! School’s Back in Session Campaign

Labor Day 2020 Media Release

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