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Message Monday - Like my seat belt? It's a beaut Clark


11-28 message mondayIt’s just a strip of polyester webbed fabric with a metal buckle, but properly wearing one can reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Seat belts may not be considered attractive or sexy, but they are the best tool you have to protect yourself from serious injury or death in a crash.

This holiday season, motor vehicle travel is expected to be high. Protect yourself by buckling up – every seat, every time. It may be a little awkward to ask your back seat passengers to buckle up, but unbuckled passengers, no matter where they are sitting pose a danger to everyone in the vehicle in the event of a crash.

Get this kind of reception from your friends and family when you arrive safely this holiday season -

The fatality count of 338 is an increase of seven from last Monday. In all of 2015, 320 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to daily fatality count.

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Iowa highway in the evening