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May 12, 2014

"Click-it or Ticket" campaign coming soon

Knoxville —

The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office are reminding the motoring public that between May 19- June 1, Iowa law enforcement agencies will be participating in the National “Click-it or Ticket” campaign.  In an attempt to save lives and reduce serious injury crashes, local, county, and state enforcement officers will be out in force making sure everyone is buckled up.
 
As of May 2, 2014, Iowans have lost 81 friends, family members and loved ones on Iowa roadways from car crashes that resulted in fatalities.  Of those 81, over 44 percent were known to be unbuckled.  Being belted increases your chances of surviving a serious crash by nearly 50 percent.  Doing nothing doesn’t solve the problem, it only escalates the problem.
 
Last year, during the Memorial Day Holiday, Iowa had three traffic fatalities, two of which were alcohol related.  During the sTEP enforcement wave there were 31,480 total traffic violations, including 12,450 speed, 2,630 seatbelt and 530 O.W.I. stops.
 
Don’t forget, Click-It or Ticket… it’s not just a slogan!  

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