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ASP “Click It or Ticket” enforcement plan scheduled

Beginning Monday, May 23, Arkansas patrols will be closely watching drivers not using their...
Beginning Monday, May 23, Arkansas patrols will be closely watching drivers not using their seat belts as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” initiative. (Source: pexels.com)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 7:48 PM CDT
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KAIT) - If you plan to drive in the Natural State in the next two weeks, make sure you fasten your seat belt.

Beginning Monday, May 23, Arkansas law enforcement will be closely watching for drivers not using their seat belts. The operation is part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Click It or Ticket” initiative.

The Arkansas Highway Safety Office said in a Monday news release that the regular practice of using seat belts is a proven lifesaver.

“The objective is to change the ways of so many drivers and passengers who never use their seat belts,” said Colonel Bill Bryant, director of the Arkansas State Police. “We want the act of buckling up to become instinctive for everyone anytime they get in a car or truck to travel.”

According to NHTSA, nearly 11,000 unbuckled passengers died in crashes across the United States in 2020. More than half of those were men.

You can learn more about the “Click It or Ticket” initiative, which will last through June 5, click here.

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