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Message Monday - Win a blue ribbon in safe driving competition

08/15/2016

8-15 message mondayFrom the largest boar to the best pie to the dancing five-year-olds on the Bill Riley stage, there’s a competition for just about everything at the Iowa State Fair.

Did you know you’re in a competition every time you get behind the wheel? No, you’re not competing with other drivers, you’re competing against all the temptations that could lead to a crash.

Whether that’s speeding, driving drowsy, getting behind the wheel after a few drinks, or having the cell phone in one hand and the steering wheel in the other, there’s always something competing for your safety.

Be a winner – when you are behind the wheel, concentrate on the task at hand and make it to your destination safely.

Enjoy this video of one of the Iowa State Fair’s most entertaining and somewhat transportation-related competitions - http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/state-fair-competitions/video/iowa-s-outhouse-races

The fatality count of 236 is an increase of 11 from last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf


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