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January 31, 2013

Better buckle up: Seat belt campaign set in Oklahoma, 7 other states

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Highway Patrol will join law officers in seven other states in a crackdown on motorists not using seat belts and child restraint seats.

The OHP and officers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois say officers will focus on seat belt usage and child passenger safety laws for 24 hours on Friday. The campaign began in 2010 and is called "Get Your 'Clicks' on Route 66" — the so-called Mother Road that once connected the states.

OHP Lt. Ben Crockett said in a news release that troopers want to remind people that using a seat belt is both smart and is required by state law.

 

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