It's road work season all over the Midwest, but the Cedar Rapids exit on I-380 has been under construction for years. I haven't seen it for a while seeing as though I now live in the Quad Cities, but I was visiting family last night with a friend, and man was it a rough drive for a second.

I've become a pro at navigating all the bridges, and road construction here in the Quad Cities, but the other night it was dark and rainy on my drive through Iowa city on I-380, and as the lanes began to merge together I found myself a bit confused, and almost hit a traffic cone.

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Thankfully I was going the recommended speed, but for some reason there was a random worker still out there. I got a glimpse of his eyes and it looked like he was saying,

You're an idiot.

But in a bit less nice way. Which is fair, I was very lost for a second. The next day on the drive back my friend took some pictures of the road work, and it really is a huge project. It takes a lot of work, and as drivers we can help. It's important to SLOW DOWN and follow the adjusted speed limits. I was lucky enough to be doing that to stop the situation from getting worse. And as always, avoid distracted driving.

There are also fines for not following rules according to the Iowa DOT:

-$150 for up to 10 mph over the posted speed limit.
-$300 for speeds from 11 through 20 mph over the posted speed limit.
-$500 for speeds from 21 through 25 mph over the posted speed limit.
-$1,000 for speeds in excess of 25 mph over the posted speed limit.

Not only are you risking lives by speeding or driving distracted, but you could face a hefty fine as well. If you're like me and get a bit flustered in a new construction site, just stay calm and drive slow. Sure you might look dumb, but you'll also be safe.

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Are You QC AF? Take The Test.

If you are from the Quad Cities, there are certain things you do and say that folks from outside the area might not understand. Weather you’ve lived here your entire life, or just a couple years, it’s time to put your QC to the test to find out if you are “QC AF”.
Below are 25 questions to test your knowledge and life experience of the Quad Cities. Keep track and see where you rank. Then share it, if you aren’t ashamed, to show how QC you are.

25-20 points – You are QC AF!
19-15 points – Reppin’ the QC strong.
15-10 points – Average. You put the “C” in the QC.
10-5 points – Do you even QC bro.
5-0 points – Move back to Chicago.

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