Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching. Pella Police Lt. Paul Haase says with the increase in summer traffic, there will also be a rise in traffic crashes and fatalities. Last year, there were four traffic fatalities on Iowa roadways over the Memorial Day weekend. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2017 there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes nationwide. The national Click It or Ticket campaign, in which the Pella Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and other state and local agencies are taking part, will take place until June 2nd.