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Thomasville police crack down on seatbelts

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville police are cracking down on motorists who don't wear their seatbelts.

Wednesday they set up a road check on Covington Avenue to see whether drivers were buckled up.

They also made sure young children were properly placed in their car seats.

Motorists who weren't following the rules were issued citations.

City police say they'll conduct these road checks all summer to try to protect kids while they're out of school.

"It's not just to write tickets. It's for the safety of the people driving and as well as the passengers in the vehicle. Sixty-three percent of all deaths and accidents that occur are due to people not being buckled up in their vehicle," said Lt. Eric Hampton, Thomasville Police Department.

Thomasville police are also cracking down on window tinting violations. If you stop by the police department... they'll check to make sure your windows aren't too dark.

They'll also help you properly set up your child's car seat.

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