Click it or ticket

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 11:54am

May 21 through June 03, Lufkin Police Department will join law enforcement agencies all over the state for the 2012 Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign.

During the enforcement campaign, officers will ticket drivers and passengers who fail to wear their safety belts. Texas law requires both adults and children to be buckled up in the front or back seat.

A child less than 8 years old, unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches, must ride in a child safety seat. Most children between 4 and 8 years old will need a booster seat to be safe and comply with the law.

“Officers everywhere will be citing Click It or Ticket violators. Unbuckled drivers and passengers should be prepared to be stopped. Everyone riding in the vehicle, whether a car or a truck, regardless of age, must wear a safety belt”, said Lufkin PD spokesman Detective JB Smith. “If they’re not wearing it, they should expect a ticket.”

As part of their daily duties, Lufkin PD Officers regularly issue citations for safety belt violation but, between May 21 and June 03, many of the officers patrolling will be looking specifically for such violations.

Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.

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