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Arkansas State Police will initiate and enforce the annual ‘Click It Or Ticket’ program, beginning Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, June 7th, as part of its summer efforts to keep both drivers and passengers safe on Arkansas roadways.
Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative, explains that zero tolerance will be shown for seat belt violators:
Our law enforcement officers see firsthand the loss of life and trauma when people refuse to buckle up. It’s such a simple step, buckling up, when you first sit down inside a car or truck, it should be second nature. Why wouldn’t you want to do something that increases your chances of keeping you or your family safe?
Buckling up is the law, not only for drivers, but passengers as well. All front seat passengers must be buckled up. All children, age 15 and under, must also be secured properly. Plus, any child age six and younger, or who is under 60 pounds, must be securely buckled into child passenger safety seat. Also, all restricted drivers license holders must have all vehicle passengers buckled up.
For more information about “Click it or Ticket” visit trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 618-8136. For more on the ongoing “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign, visit TZDarkansas.org