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DPS: Buckle up over Memorial Day weekend

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Authorities are reminding drivers to be safe over the holiday weekend, highlighting their 'Click It or Ticket' seatbelt campaign.

Over the last ten years, Iowa averaged 5.3 traffic fatalities during Memorial Day weekend. Nationwide, nearly half of the 21,231 motorists killed were not wearing seatbelts.

Authorities say the most dangerous hours are between 6p.m. and 5:59 a.m.

"Every fatality is more than just a statistic; it is a life, a family member or friend." wrote a representative of the Department of Public Safety.

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