Whitesburg KY

Click It or Ticket

Local police will be looking to see if motorists and passengers are wearing seat belts while driving around Letcher County.

The Click It or Ticket campaign began May 18 and ends on May 31.

Jenkins Police Chief Jim Stephens said extra patrols and roadblocks will be utilized during the next few weeks. Officers will be visible downtown and on US 23.

In 2007, 72 percent of passengers who were buckled up and involved in fatal crashes survived. Seat belts are credited with saving about 5,147 lives nationwide in 2007.

More than 14,000 passengers killed in car crashes in 2007 were not wearing seat belts.

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