Click it or ticket begins - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Click it or ticket begins

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>
  • Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Manhole overflowing at Lenox Dr. and W. Oglethrope

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:24:01 GMT
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. City officials says the undergroundMore >>
    Be careful if your traveling near the intersection of Lennox Drive and West Oglethrope Ave. A manhole is overflowing releasing nearly 25 gallons of water a minute. More >>

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.

feedback: news@walb.com?subject=clickticket

Powered by WorldNow