“Click It Or Ticket” Is Underway

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to buckle their seat belts when getting behind the wheel of a vehicle. In an effort to bring awareness to the growing number of traffic fatalities, officials have begun displaying the number of deaths that occur on Tennessee roadways on interstate signs. As of May 9, 332 people have been killed on Tennessee roadways, which is an increase over the same time period in 2011. Last month the Tennessee Highway Patrol put an emphasis on seat-belt violations. There were some 1,100 citations written in a 24-hour period. The Governor’s Safety Office kicked off its “Click It or Ticket” campaign today to put an even greater emphasis on the use of seat belts.