Police looking to ‘Click it or Ticket’

Tue, 11/20/2007 - 4:57pm
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City police will be joining traffic cops across the state in enforcing Operation Click it or Ticket over the holiday weekend.

The event is designed to encourage the life-saving use of seatbelts as Georgia enters one of its most deadly holiday periods for automobile crashes. Last year five people were killed in auto crashes in Georgia on Thanksgiving Day alone.

Police report that now through the end of the year they begin seeing an increase in drunken drivers on the state’s roads.

Police will be conducting saturation campaigns along with sobriety checkpoints in an effort to catch those who drink and drive. Several checkpoint locations will be operated within Peachtree City, police said.

Joining the effort will be Georgia state troopers, motor carrier compliance officers and capitol police officers.

The highest number of traffic deaths recorded over the Thanksgiving period was 43 in 1969. The lowest was four in 1949.

The holiday period accounts for 102 hours between 6 p.m. today and midnight Sunday.

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