The Arkadelphia Police Department will be teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement agencies across the country on a high-visibility Click It or Ticket mobilization to make sure all Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.

The Arkadelphia Police Department will be teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement agencies across the country on a high-visibility Click It or Ticket mobilization to make sure all Thanksgiving travelers are wearing their seat belts.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. Millions of Americans are expected to hit the road to spend time with friends and family. With more vehicles on the road, the potential for more crashes and more fatalities increases.
The Click It or Ticket campaign is designed to save lives by making sure all drivers and passengers get the message to wear their seat belts. The campaign combines powerful messages about seat belt safety with increased patrolling for all unbuckled motorists.
During the 2015 Thanksgiving holiday period (6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25, to 5:59 a.m. on Monday, November 30), there were 301 vehicle occupants killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide, and 53 percent of those killed were NOT wearing seat belts.
Some of these tragic deaths may have been prevented by seat belt use. NHTSA research indicates that proper seat belt use reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is by 50 percent.
In 2015, seat belts saved the lives of 13,941 passenger vehicle occupants.
“We see the devastation first-hand when people fail to buckle up in a crash, so whether you’re driving down the street, across town, or hundreds of miles away, you must wear your seat belt,” said an official who provided this press release. “This Thanksgiving and every day of the year, remember: Click It or Ticket.”