The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department will take part in the Click It or Ticket—National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization by conducting saturation patrols during this Memorial Day holiday period, a press release said.
As part of the enforcement, a sobriety checkpoint was held Friday evening, May 22, on Tri-County Boulevard in Oliver Springs. It was to be a multi-agency effort sponsored by the Oliver Springs Police Department and the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, the press release said.
The Click It or Ticket—National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization runs through May 31.
The Sheriff’s Department will also join with the Tennessee Highway Patrol to increase patrols and utilize the “No Refusal” law and a variety of traffic safety enforcement tools to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal crashes during this year’s Memorial Day holiday period, the press release said.
“Seat belts are the most effective safety feature ever invented and have helped save thousands of lives,” Anderson County Sheriff Paul White said in the release. “Sadly, one in five Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.”
Remember, buckle up—each time…every time, the release said.
This effort is supported by a grant from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee Department of Transportation.
Visit www.trafficsafety.org for more information.