Buckle up everyone.
'Operation Click It or Ticket,' is Georgia’s high-visibility safety belt enforcement program.
The Thanksgiving holiday period is one of the heaviest-traveled in Georgia each year and this year covers 102 hours which began Wednesday and ends Sunday night, Nov. 25.
According to Colonel Mark McDonough, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, impaired drivers, drivers traveling too fast for conditions and the lack of safety belt use are the leading contributing factors to fatal crashes.
“Reducing the number of crashes involving speed, alcohol and seat belt violations will save many lives each year in Georgia,” he said. “That’s why we patrol–to save lives.”
Georgia State Troopers will be patrolling throughout the holiday period, perhaps you have already seen one or two?
Troopers will be enforcing the state's primary safety belt law that now includes pick-up trucks.
“Please make sure everyone is properly restrained, especially children,” Col. McDonough said. “No one knows when a traffic crash will occur but studies have repeatedly shown that being properly restrained in a motor vehicle is the best protection to avoid seriously injury or death when a crash occurs.”
Just the stats:
The highest number of traffic deaths ever recorded for the Thanksgiving holiday period was 43 in 1969 and the lowest was four in 1949.