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IIS introduces innovative, local student driver programming

Interstate Insurance Services is continuing its tradition of innovation with the introduction of a new student driver program unique to the agency, 111 First Ave. W, Newton.

Casey Greene, an agent with the firm, said the program is open to the parents of students age 14 and a half and older with a learning permit.

“Parents may request a bright yellow bumper sticker from the agency to be displayed on the back of the family vehicle while the student driver is at the wheel,” she said. “Bring back the sticker after the student earns their driver’s license, and the agency will reward the student with a $15 gift certificate to Okoboji Grill or Giovanni’s Pizza.”

Greene said the bumper sticker serves as a gentle reminder to other drivers that the car in front has a student at the wheel.

“We hope it allows other drivers to be more patient and understanding,” Greene said.

The program is open to anyone living in Newton; you do not need to be a client of the agency. There are six bumper stickers available that will go on a first come, first served basis. There is a registration form to fill out along with a promise to bring the bumper sticker back — those are the only two requirements to participate.

“If the program is well-received, we will consider opening it up to all of Jasper County,” Greene added. “This local program began with owner Dave Lureman wanting to give back to Newton and thinking up this concept,” Greene said. “He wanted something different; just another part of our continuing efforts to keep our community safe. To our knowledge, no one else is doing anything similar.”

For more information, call the agency at 641-792-7316. Any licensed agent will be able to help you when calling.

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