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Message Monday - Texting, Sam I am? I would not, could not, in a car

03/02/2020

3-2 texting sam“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss

With today being designated National Read Across America, we’re giving a nod to Dr. Seuss who provided so many wonderful books that have endured over the decades.

Reading is one common trait of successful people. Of course, you shouldn’t have your nose in a book or eyes on your phone while you’re driving, but did you know the signs above the highway are positioned specifically so you can read them without taking your eyes off the road?

Where ever you go and whatever you do, remember that safety is up to you. As Dr. Seuss penned, “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

Here are five things you didn’t know about Dr. Seuss - https://youtu.be/_Y_eDQTFo-E

For 2020, there have been 34 fatalities reported. That’s an increase of nine since last Monday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at https://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/stats/daily.pdf


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