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Officers will monitor seat belt use during the holidays.

The number of Thanksgiving holiday travelers will begin to grow starting this weekend as millions of Americans hit the road.

During the Thanksgiving holiday, Arkansas law enforcement officers from local, county and state departments are teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on a high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign set to begin Monday, November 25 and continuing through Sunday, December 1.

The goal is to reduce the number of fatalities that occur when drivers and passengers fail to buckle up.

People spotted not buckled up by Arkansas State Troopers or other law enforcement officers risk getting a ticket.

The Click It or Ticket campaign is designed to save lives by making sure all Arkansas drivers and passengers get the message to wear their seat belts. The campaign combines powerful messages about seat belt safety with stepped-up patrols by law enforcement officers, many of them working exclusively to identify seat belt law violators.

In addition to patrolling all U.S. and state two-lane highways, Arkansas State Troopers will participate in an intensified enforcement operation along Interstate 40 during the most heavily traveled hours of the Thanksgiving holiday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 27 and Sunday, December 1.

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