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Seat belt crackdown Friday

Filed by KOSU News in Local News.
February 1, 2013

The phrase “click it or ticket” might be taken more seriously Friday.

Drivers may rethink not buckling up, with troopers on the look out for seat belt and child passenger safety violations.

The campaign, “Get your Clicks on Route 66″, was designed to stress the importance of wearing seat belts. Troopers and police officers from eight states now take part in this 24 hour watch along the famed main street of America.

There’s no such thing as a second chance in the state of Oklahoma.

“The 28 years that I have been police officer in this state, the tragic events that have occurred is a fatal crash that could have been avoided if a person had ¬†been wearing their seat belt.”

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Ben Crockett says they have seen an improvement since the campaign started, with about 85% actually wearing a seat belt. He says the Highway Patrol does not give warnings to drivers or passengers who are not wearing seat belts. The enforcement campaign begins at midnight Thursday night, running from Los Angeles to Chicago.

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