Police Plan Holiday Seatbelt Enforcement

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People across Vermont should be seeing more law enforcement officers on the roads over the holiday weekend checking to make sure motorists are wearing their seatbelts.

The Governor’s Highway Safety Program is sponsoring a holiday Click-It-or-Ticket enforcement campaign from Wednesday through Sunday.

People on Vermont roads should expect to see more state, county and local law enforcement officers.

Statistics show that of the 70 people killed on Vermont roads so far this year 40 were not properly restrained.

Vermont’s statewide seatbelt usage is just over 84 percent, below the national average of 85 percent.

The state has run click-it-or-ticket campaigns since 2002.

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