by Shannon Cay
HARRISON, Ark. – Troop L of the Arkansas State Police is kicking off a three-week long “Click it or Ticket Campaign” on Monday.
Troopers from all over the state will be writing tickets for unbuckled seat belts as part of a national initiative.
According to Colonel Bill Bryant, the Director of the State Police, this is the best time to remind people of the importance of wearing a safety device. He says that is because there will be high traffic over the next three weeks, due to kids on summer vacation and other Memorial Day travelers.
He says statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conclude nearly half of fatal car crash victims in 2014 were not wearing a seat belt.
In Arkansas, all people in the front seat are required by law to have a seat belt on. Additionally, all kids under 15 need to wear a seat belt and kids less than six and that weigh less than 60 pounds, should be in a car seat.