State Police Promote "Click It or Ticket" Campaign

Free food for wearing your seatbelt? It might seem strange, but that's exactly what some people got today at McDonald's.

It was part of an effort by state police to get everyone to buckle up.

McDonald's teamed up with police from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Ohio to promote the "Click It or Ticket" seat belt campaign. Officers from all three states made a plea for everyone to wear a seat belt not just to follow the law, but to save a life.

"If you use your safety belt, you're 50% more likely to survive a crash and that's just pure statistics. It's data that we have researched and that data still holds up every year that we look at it," said Boyd Sigler with the Kentucky Department of Transportation Safety.

Transportation officials say 300 Kentuckians have already died in car accidents this year and most were not buckled up.

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