Seatbelt Safety

GOAL: Increase use of seatbelts during pregnancy and the postpartum period to reduce maternal injury and deaths from motor vehicle accidents.

METHODS: Implement a public education campaign in partnership with the Governor's Traffic Safety Bureau, Iowa DOT, Zero Fatalities, and Safe Kids Iowa to increase awareness on importance of seatbelt use during pregnancy and postpartum.

STATUS: Social Media Campaign was held in August through October 2020. Brochures on seatbelt safety will be distributed to prenatal providers, birthing hospitals, and other stakeholder agencies.