Roadside Chat - Keep your peeps safe. Buckle your bunny!

3-29 keep your peeps safeWhether your kids are in the backseat or your best friend is riding shotgun, we all want our “peeps” to be safe when we’re behind the wheel.

Making sure every person in your vehicle is properly buckled up can go a long way to reducing the number of mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, and friends who die every year on Iowa’s roadways.



According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  1. If you buckle up in the front seat of a passenger car, you can reduce your risk of:
    1. Fatal injury by 45%
    2. Moderate to critical injury by 50%
  2. If you buckle up in a light truck, you can reduce your risk of:
    1. Fatal injury by 60%
    2. Moderate to critical injury by 65%

Buckling up is just one of the ways you can help make Iowa’s roads safer. Another is to join the fight for safer roads by connecting with us on:

Thank you for buckling up, slowing down, paying attention, and wearing your seat belt every time you are behind the wheel. It makes a difference for all of us.

Thanks to Jerry S. for the nugget of information for this message. If you would like to make suggestions for future messages, go to

So far in 2024 in Iowa, 51 people have been killed in traffic crashes. That’s an increase of one since last Friday. In Iowa in 2023, there were 377 traffic-related deaths. To see statistics published daily by the Office of Driver Services, go to the daily fatality report at

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