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The Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office are wishing everyone a safe Thanksgiving holiday. To ensure safety, please take the time to buckle up, slow down and drive defensively, in your travels around the state. Those who choose not to buckle up or drive aggressively have a higher chance of being stopped by law enforcement. As part of the 2014 STEP program (Special Traffic Enforcement Program) the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau is teaming up with the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office and other city, county and state law enforcement officers who will be out in force beginning Monday, Nov. 24 and running through Nov. 30, there will be an increased presence of law enforcement officers on Iowa’s roadways. How important is it to buckle up “Every Trip, Every Time?” Accident reports show that 77 percent of all occupants ejected from a vehicle during a crash are killed. In 2013, Iowa had 317 traffic fatalities with more than 43 percent of those, or 107 persons, not restrained by a safety belt. “The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office continues to stress to the motoring public the importance of buckling up, slowing down and to drive sober to increase the odds of preventing, or at least surviving a crash,” said Palo Alto County Sheriff Lynn Schultes. “Be safe and enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday.”


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