JPD mobilizing seat-belt campaign

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – This Thanksgiving, the Jonesboro Police Department is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement agencies across the country on a high-visibility Click It or Ticket mobilization to make sure all Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.

Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year, when millions of Americans hit the road to spend time with friends and family. But more vehicles on the road mean potential for more crashes and more fatalities.

The Click It or Ticket campaign, which runs from Nov. 21 through Nov. 27, is designed to save lives by making sure all Jonesboro drivers and passengers get the message to wear their seat belts. Arkansas lags behind the nation in seat belt usage. Only 72 percent of front-seat occupants in Arkansas wear their seat belts, compared to 86 percent nationally.

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