It’s called the “Click It or Ticket Campaign”. Local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend making sure both drivers and passengers are wearing seatbelts in an effort to help reduce traffic accidents and fatalities.On KVNU’s For the People program last night, Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Rick Mayo and Logan Police Captain Jeff Curtis stressed the importance of seatbelts for both drivers and passengers. Sgt. Mayo acknowledged that some people feel it should be up to the driver and he recognizes that’s been debated for years.”Every year at the Legislature I think that is brought up,” Sgt. Mayo said. “However, as law enforcement officers we do have an obligation to enforce the law that is there in place. Having been in the position in law enforcement myself for 17 years, I’ve seen a lot of the damage that has happened when people have not worn their seatbelts in crashes. I do support and appreciate the law.”Because Memorial Day weekend is historically a heavy-traffic weekend, law enforcement officers will be trying to reduce fatigued driving, reckless driving, impaired driving and other violations that contribute to motor vehicle crashes.
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