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Message Monday - Turkeys say "buckle buckle"


11-21 message mondayHeaded over the meadow and through the woods for Thanksgiving? Make sure everyone arrives safely by buckling up, every seat, every time. Need more convincing?

Consider these facts:

 1. Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to save your life in a crash

2. In a crash, an unbuckled passenger can become a projectile and increase the risk of hurting or killing others in the car by 40 percent.

3. Someone not wearing a seat belt is 30 times more likely to be ejected from a vehicle during a crash.

4. Three out of four people ejected during a crash, die from their injuries.

If you listen really closely… they are saying “buckle, buckle!”

The fatality count of 350 is an increase of 12 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