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Message Monday - I cannot tell a lie... driving sober saves lives

Monday, February 19, 2018

In honor of President’s Day, we’re speaking this truth – driving sober saves lives. Every day an average of 29 people in the United States die in crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers. In 2016, U.S. families lost 10,497 loved ones due to someone getting behind the wheel after drinking. That’s about the same number as the population of Pella. Drinking alcohol impairs your brain, which impacts so many functions your body needs to perform when you’re behind the wheel -

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Driving conditions over much of the state may be tricky the next few days

Monday, February 19, 2018

Feb. 19, 2018 – AMES, Iowa - Iowa Department of Transportation officials are urging motorists to evaluate the necessity of each trip during poor winter driving conditions, and monitor weather forecasts and road condition reports before heading out on the roads. Log on to for the latest road conditions, towing restrictions, and snowplow locations and photos. If you must travel over the next couple of days, please consider the following recommendations. Driving tips for safer winter travel Focus all...

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