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Click It or Ticket kick-off

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

November 16, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As one of the busiest travel days of the holiday season approaches the Governor's office of Highway safety is trying to make it a safe one.

In Georgia, failure to use safety belts is a major contributing factor in more than half of Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths.

As law enforcement across the state gear up to enforce the state's seat belt law, they hope the increase eyes on the road will result in fewer fatalities.

Authorities may be telling you that in person beginning Today as the Governor's Office Of Highway Safety kicks off their Click-It-or-Ticket safety campaign.

"We have been given instructions to especially look out for those not wearing their seat belts, because it is a law now in Georgia," Cpl. Elbert Slappy, Georgia State Patrol.

Last year the four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, 26 people were killed on Georgia roads, nearly 1,100 more were injured in crashes.

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