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2014 ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign underway

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"Click It or Ticket" is a saying most Alabamians are starting to live by. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says 97 percent of Alabamians buckled up in 2013.   The agency released the report just as Alabama’s 2014 “Click It or Ticket” safety belt enforcement campaign kicks off this week.
The state’s seat-belt-use rate is up 7 percentage points from the 90 percent rate in 2012. 
Each year during the Memorial Day holiday period, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs provides grant funding to local law enforcement agencies to conduct seat-belt safety checkpoints and extra patrols in areas where a high number of vehicle crashes have occurred.
Through June 1, officers from 232 law enforcement agencies around Alabama will work overtime to enforce Alabama’s seat belt laws and remove dangerous drivers from the roadways. ADECA distributed $200,000 in grants from funds made available by NHTSA to cover overtime expenses during the enforcement campaign.



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