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Message Monday - Drive sober, not shaken or stirred


ZFHere’s something I bet you didn’t know – it’s National Martini Day.

In true James Bond fashion, a good Martini is shaken, not stirred. A good driver is always sober. In the United States, statistics show someone dies in a crash involving a drunk driver every 51 minutes.

In 2016, 405 people died on Iowa highways. Of those, 120 died due to the bad choices made by an impaired driver. Think about it, we could cut Iowa traffic deaths by nearly 30 percent every year if people would simply designate a sober driver, call a taxi or rideshare, or just stay put when impaired.

So celebrate National Martini Day by designating a sober driver and by watching this montage of all the best Bond martini clips -

The fatality count of 126 is an increase of 10 since last Monday. In all of 2016, 405 people were killed on Iowa highways. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report.

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Iowa highway in the evening