WKU Public Radio News Staff
Seat Belt Campaign about to Start
Sun May 20, 2012
"Click it or Ticket" Campaign Underway
The annual seat belt enforcement campaign known as "Click it or Ticket" officially gets underway on May 21st. Law enforcement officials hope to help save lives by cracking down on those who fail to use their seat belts. Law enforcement officials in Kentucky say about 58 percent of the people killed on the state's roadways in recent months weren't wearing seat belts at the time of their accidents. Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock says the state "undoubtedly experiences far too many fatalities that could have been avoided with the simple use of a seat belt."
The campaign this year is expected to place extra emphasis on enforcement at nighttime. This year's campaign is also making use of public service announcements with the family of Megan Miller, a seventeen year old from Owensboro who was killed in an accident.