A group that pushes farm saftey is looking for help from kids to teach about safe driving. Kristy Pellett is a project coordinator for the group “Farm Safety 4 Just Kids.” She says they’ve teamed up with the Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau for a program called Buckle Up or Eat Glass that teaches about safe driving. They’re looking to add a new component that’s a youth speakers bureau. Pellett says they’re looking for young people to be trained to go out and talk to their peers as part of the speakers bureau. She says they believe the young people can make a bigger impact on their peers than adults can. Pellett says they’re focusing on kids in rural areas. She says there are about 40 percent more fatal crashes involving youth on rural roads. Pellett says experience plays a factor in rural accidents. You can contact Pellett if you’re interested at 712-243-5574 or go to the website at www.FS4JK.org/buckleup. Pellett says they’ve teamed up with the state officials for the past three years.
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