The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other state and local law enforcement officers over the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday. The unified effort is directed toward seat belt law violators.
The “Click It or Ticket” enforcement campaign during the holiday period begins November 24th and continues through November 30th.
The Thanksgiving holiday is among the busiest of travel periods both in Arkansas and across the nation. Sheriff’s Deputies will be working overtime to ensure the highways and streets are safe by strictly enforcing the laws, including the Arkansas mandatory seat belt law.
There were 301 traffic deaths nationally during the 2012 Thanksgiving reporting period. Sixty percent of the passenger vehicle occupants who died were not wearing seat belts. In Arkansas, during the same holiday reporting period, ten people lost their lives and 201 people were injured.
According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), during calendar year 2012 seat belts saved more than 12,000 lives nationwide.
Whether you’re driving across the state or across town, wearing your seat belt is one of the best ways to ensure you arrive at your destination safely.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 618-8136.
Baxter County Sheriff's Office
Mountain Home, Arkansas