Click-it or Ticket comes through Lynchburg

Drivers urged to wear seat belts

By Irisha Jones - Reporter

LYNCHBURG, Va. - Lynchburg police are working to keep you safe on the road. Several local and state organizations conducted their regional checkpoint today for the annual Click-it or Ticket campaign.
    
Officers checked drivers' licenses, vehicle registration and inspection stickers from noon to 2 p.m. on the Monacan Bridge on Route 29.
    
Their goal is to educate people about seat belt safety.

"For Lynchburg, our monthly percentage of seat belt usage is usually around 85 percent, which is actually higher than the state average. So we do pretty well in this region making sure people are wearing their seat belts. We would like 100 percent -- because the one person that is injured or killed as a result of a traffic crash that's a loss we are not willing to accept," said Lt. Tony Martin, with the Lynchburg Police Department. 

Lynchburg police say there will be other components to the campaign in coming days.
    
Click-it or Ticket officially ends June 5.


 

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