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Message Monday - Get an "A" in safety. Always buckle up


8-22 message mondayMost Iowa schools are back in session this week. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately half of all kids arrive at school in a private vehicle. Safely buckling your child into the appropriate location in the vehicle using the right seat is critical to keeping them safe if a crash occurs.

Here’s a link to a great website to determine the safest way to transport your child. Simply enter your child’s birthday, weight and height and the calculator will help you determine the safest seat.

Car seat chart

Get ready to have this one stuck in your head for a few days -

The fatality count of 240 is an increase of four from last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to

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