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Click it or ticket begins

November 20, 2006

Albany -- South Georgia drivers need to buckle up, because the annual Click It or Ticket Program swung into full gear Monday.

 Dougherty County Police and their HEAT Patrol were doing special road checks, specifically looking for seat belt violators.

 Nationwide more than half of all people killed in traffic crashes during last year's Thanksgiving Holiday weekend were not wearing their safety belt.

Dougherty County Police say they want everyone wearing their seatbelt during the heavily traveled Thanksgiving week. Lt. Tom Jackson said "the biggest thing we are trying to stress is get the seat belt usage up. It's not about how many tickets we can write, but how many lives we can save. And seat belts save lives. "

 Dougherty County Police say they will be running seat belt checks until December Third.

Last year during the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in Georgia, 17 people died in car crashes, and police say failure to use seat belts was a major contributing factor in most.

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