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JPD participating in seat belt crackdown this holiday

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The Jonesboro Police Department will be participating in a special crackdown soon for people who refuse to buckle their seat belts during the Thanksgiving holiday.

The campaign will run from November 21-27 and officers will be cracking down on drivers and passengers not wearing seat belts, failure to buckle up could result in a ticket.

According to trafficsafetymarketing.gov, during the Thanksgiving holiday in 2009, 303 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle crashes. The results of that study showed that the risk of fatal injury is reduced by 45% if the occupants are wearing seatbelts and the risk of serious to moderate injuries dropped by 50%.

JPD is urging everyone traveling by car to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends to buckle up or run the risk of getting a ticket.

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