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Cops check your seatbelts

APD's Phyllis Banks APD's Phyllis Banks
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Police warn drivers they are doing seatbelt compliance checks, and they are writing citations for people not buckled up.

Tuesday morning about a half dozen officers checked seat belts at Westgate Drive and Beattie Road.  The police watched the cars approaching the intersection, and if everyone in the car was not wearing their seat belt, they were given a citation. 

"This is to prepare us as we get into the holiday season.  To already get people in the mindset that it's very important as you travel on highways that you go ahead and make sure your seat belt is on," said Phyllis Banks, APD Media Manager.      

Albany Police warn that they will these compliance checks will continue in all parts of the city. They want you to wear your seat belt because they save lives in crashes, and they are the law.

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