Fayetteville Police Cracks Down On Seat Belt Violations

05/08/2009

Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today the Fayetteville Police Department will begin its crack down on seat belt violations as part of the national ��Click It or Ticket�� campaign beginning May 18th, 2009 through May 31st, 2009.

During the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, officers will intensify enforcement of seat belt laws and child passenger safety laws by setting up saturation patrols.  The Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD) through the Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant will fund these patrols, in part.  This grant allows for officers to work overtime looking for seat belt violations.  Drivers failing to restrain themselves and their child passengers will be ticketed according to the law. 

The mobilization is being supported by an $8 million national paid advertising campaign, which, along with additional state advertising, will encourage every driver and passenger to buckle up, especially at night.