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Statewide Click It or Ticket campaign gets underway

Published: May. 23, 2011 at 9:25 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2011 at 5:12 PM CDT
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Law enforcement prepare for annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign
Law enforcement prepare for annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign

FRANKLIN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Law enforcement across the state is getting ready for their annual "Click It or Ticket" campaign during Memorial Day weekend.

But law enforcement said that's still not enough. They want every single person to wear a seat belt if they get into a vehicle.

Officials said the studies show in some fatal accidents, had the victim worn a seat belt that death could've been prevented.

Departments from across north Alabama are teaming up on the cause. If you are caught not wearing a seat belt you will be fined.

Officers plan on targeting offenders in a variety of ways.

"Mainly it will consist of what we call line patrol basically the officers will patrol and if they spot a violation they will stop them and issue them a citation. Some agencies will set up check points basically checking the vehicle and if they don't have their seat belt on they'll be cited for that," said Franklin County Sheriff Shannon Oliver.

The "Click It or Ticket" program will run through Memorial Day.

Officials said they've seen a lot of success with the annual program in year's past and are hoping for similar results this time around.

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