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Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off

By: Erika Glover Email
By: Erika Glover Email

PERRY Co., Ky. (WYMT) - When it comes to traffic safety concerns, law enforcement officials say Perry County is in the top 25.

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, highway safety officials say you have two options: Click It or Ticket.

Memorial Day usually marks the start of the summer vacation season, but law enforcement officials say not so fast.

"It's typically the highest crash area times. Most of the students are out and Memorial Day is the big weekend," says Lieutenant Blake Slone.

The Click It or Ticket campaign is underway and agencies are teaming up to increase seat belt usage and save lives.

Officers, troopers and local police are targeting high crash areas, specifically Perry County.

Slone says it is plain and simple. Wearing a seat belt is the law and if you do not click it, expect a ticket.

"A simple click it can save their lives and save the lives of other people as well," says Slone.

Police Chief Minor Allen says safety awareness is key.

"If it's through enforcement or education, whatever it might be, we want to work every way we can to save lives," says Allen.

Highway safety officials hope this campaign reduces the number of fatalities in 2013.

Officials say 190 people have died in crashes since January, but that number is well below last year.

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