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May 16, 2008

Dougherty County -- Usually when a traffic cop stops you and hands you a piece of paper, you're not real happy. But Friday was different.

Dougherty County Police, Albany Police, and Albany State University Police held several traffic checks along with a Chick-Fil-A cow. 

 They were awarding safe drivers wearing their seat belts with a coupon for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich. Lt. Thomas Jackson said "we're hoping to rise awareness and going into Memorial Day, half the traffic deaths can be avoided by wearing their seat belt. "

 Chick-Fil-A inside the Albany Mall Manager Lovett Young said "we just wanted to do anything that we could to allow the Police to get there and kind of be heroes."

But officers say while they are giving nice warnings and gifts today, next week starts Click It or Ticket. These officers will hold traffic stops, and they will hand out tickets to people not buckled up, trying to save lives.

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