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Click It or ticket campaign underway

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Georgia law enforcers say if you don't wear your seat belt, you can expect to get a ticket.

The annual May "Click it or Ticket" campaign got underway Monday across Georgia.

Through the Memorial Day holiday traffic period South Georgia police officers and troopers are putting special emphasis on seat belt enforcement and pulling over violators.

In 2011 421 people were killed on Georgia roads while not properly restrained.

That's 34-percent of all traffic fatalities.

Dougherty County Police Captain Thomas Jackson said "It's over 90 percent usage in this area. But there is still that less than ten percent that doesn't want to click their seat belt. And that's the number one thing that you can do, is click that seat belt to save your life."

Law enforcers remind you that a lot of travelers will be driving through South Georgia heading to beaches for Memorial Day weekend.

They urge you to drive safely and buckle up.

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