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Marion County Sheriff Jason Sandholdt

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind you, seat belts save lives! Each year many serious injuries and fatalities could be avoided by simply taking the time to buckle up. When worn correctly, safety belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent – and 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans. Marion County Iowa is no exception to the rule.

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol will be patrolling Marion County roadways in a joint effort as part of the recent Hi-Five program funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau. This program has allocated specific funding to enforce Iowa’s traffic laws with a particular emphasis on unbelted motorists. This programs goal is designed to educate the public, prevent serious injuries, and save lives.

If you are caught not wearing a seatbelt it could cost up to $132.50. So please drive safe and remember to buckle up and thoroughly secure children in federally approved safety seats.

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