Seat belt enforcement efforts underway


Wednesday, November 17th 2004, 1:28 pm
By: News On 6


Buckling up, It's easy to do, but even easier to forget. Starting Sunday, law enforcement across Oklahoma will make a point to remind drivers to "Buckle Up In Your Truck", or pay the price.

News on 6 reporter Omar Villafranca says Tulsa Police are part of the effort and are cracking down on drivers who aren't strapped in. Starting this Sunday, officers across the state will patrol major highways, like the Broken Arrow Expressway in Tulsa, looking for drivers who aren't wearing their seat belts.

This time, they're targeting people who drive pick-up trucks. The News on 6 rode around with an on duty officer this week. In the course of about an hour, he pulled over several people who were not wearing seatbelts. With the holiday season right around the corner, police want to remind people to buckle up. Tulsa Police officer Craig Murray: “It’s Click It Or Ticket; take a second to put a seat belt on. We'll get you a second chance at life."

Police cruisers will patrol the Broken Arrow Expressway and expect to see officers on US highway 169 in Tulsa as well.

It's all part of an effort to keep drivers safe for the holiday season.