Roadside Chat - Make mummy proud. Wrap yourself in a seat belt

10-28 make mummy proudGhouls, goblins, superheroes, cartoon characters, little pumpkins, and every zoo animal or pop culture icon imaginable may be coming to your door this weekend for Trick or Treat. If you are transporting your little trick-or-treater in a vehicle, make sure they are securely fastened in an appropriate child safety seat or seat belt.

Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That's why it's so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car, even on short trips around the neighborhood.

No matter what the age, seat belts are still a “must have” for everyone in your vehicle to make sure everyone arrives safely.

Here are some helpful Halloween safety tips for the kiddos -

In Iowa in 2022, there have been 281 deaths in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of six since last Friday. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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