Georgia Highway Safety

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Highway safety authorities in Georgia are making
a push to get motorists to buckle up in hopes of reducing the
number of fatalities over the Thanksgiving travel period.

Starting Monday concentrated patrols will check for seat belt
violators on interstates during the day and seat belt road checks
will try to catch seat belt violators on state and county roads at
night.

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is launching its
traditional Click It or Ticket effort at the same time as its Rural
Roads seat belt crackdown this year.

During a 102-hour period over Thanksgiving last year, 102 people
died and another 1,457 were injured on Georgia roads.


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  • by honest cop Location: echols on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:14 PM
    great i can't stand to pass a motorist at night not knowing if he or she has their seatbelt. i think they should make seatbelts where they glow at night. or hook a gps to them so the cops can just mail you a ticket. that way they can generate more money for new cars and suv's. and it is good fpr our retirement at the citizens expense.
  • by More Govt BS Location: Georgia on Nov 14, 2009 at 06:11 PM
    They want to write tickets for not wearing seatbelts, yet it is OK to let the right of ways grow so high that you pull into traffic because you can not see. Lets give the state DOT a big ticket to pay!
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