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Police hand out rewards, but it will tickets next week

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Dougherty County Police handed out Chik-Fil-A coupons to drivers who were buckled up on Radium Springs Road.

But next week, they'll hand out something a little different to people who aren't buckled up. Police are stressing seat belt usage on rural roads.

 

 

Dougherty County Police Lt. Thomas Jackson said "You are twice as likely to die on a rural road in Georgia, than your are on an Interstate or metro highway up in Atlanta. .33 So if you don't have that seatbelt on, chances of you surviving are pretty poor."

Next week, a statewide click it or ticket holiday campaign kicks off, targeting drivers on rural roads who aren't buckled up.

 

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Some positive reinforcement today to motorists wearing their seat belts.