Dougherty County -- This Thanksgiving nearly 39 million Americans are expected to travel at least 50 miles from their homes over the Holiday weekend, most by car.
Georgia law enforcement officers are setting up road checks across the state to try to save lives during this heavy travel period. Wednesday afternoon, Dougherty County HEAT Officers were ticketing motorists on Moultrie Road for not wearing their seat belts.
In 2005 732 people were killed across the nation in wrecks, and half were not wearing their seat belts.
Officers also remind families to make sure their children are buckled properly. "Infants all the way up to toddlers, into your smaller children. The majority of the stops we make, the children are not restrained properly," said said Dougherty County Police Lt. Tom Jackson.
Jackson said the majority of drivers are wearing their seat belts on this busy travel day, and he knows that will help save lives.