MONTGOMERY, AL- Gov. Robert Bentley has
awarded nine grants to support the "Click It or Ticket" traffic safety campaign
now underway. The effort continues over the Memorial Day weekend through
Sunday, June 2.
Law enforcement agencies across the state are working overtime to enforce
Alabama's seat belt laws and remove dangerous drivers from the roadways as part
of the enforcement campaign. The grants, totaling $200,000, pay overtime for
officers to conduct seat-belt safety checkpoints and extra patrols in areas
where a high number of vehicle crashes have occurred.
Jim Byard Jr., director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community
Affairs, said the goal of the campaign is to save lives and reduce injuries.
"The extra patrols and increased visibility of law enforcement officers should
remind motorists that seat belts and safe driving are especially critical
during major holidays," Byard said.