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August 4, 2004

Moultrie - While teens are learning inside the classroom, police officers are outside teaching them a valuable lesson.

Moultrie Police Sergeant Sam Smith put Click it or Ticket flyers on vehicles in the Colquitt County High School parking lot.

The brochures, written in English and Spanish, go over the facts and myths of seat belt use.

He says an average of 10 people have died every year on Colquitt County roads in the past 10 years. Smith adds, "That's a hard thing for everybody to look at, a young person cut down in the prime of their life, there's so much potential future ahead of them. They are generally killed or severely injured in these automobile accidents simply because they didn't take that second to buckle up."

Pick-up trucks got special flyers so teens will "pick-up" a good habit.

If you're under the age of 18, in Georgia, pick-up truck drivers and passengers are required to wear a seat belt.

posted at 6:45PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com