Click it or ticket program already underway in South Georgia
May 21, 2007
Albany -- South Georgia law enforcement is already cracking down on people who are not buckling up, drivers and passengers.
Dougherty County Police set up a road check on Moultrie Road Monday, and say they will continue to have a presence on the roads during this click it or ticket crackdown.
Officers say that one unbuckled person in a car during a crash can injure even buckled passengers, because they will fly around inside the car during a crash. So their message is buckle up on every trip, and every seat. Lt. Tom Jackson of the Dougherty County Police said "I have never seen anyone killed by a seat belt, but I have seen numerous killed because of not wearing it. There has been four fatalities I think totaling in the last year in Lee County, and it's all been everyone seat belt related."
Dougherty County Police will not be giving warnings, if they see you without a seat belt they will be issuing tickets.
They say it is about saving lives, especially with the traditionally deadly Memorial Day Holiday weekend approaching.