Drivers might want to think twice before hitting the road without wearing their seatbelts the next couple of weeks.
The Winchester Police Department is joining Kentucky State Police and law enforcement agencies across Kentucky for the Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign that began May 21 and runs through June 5.
The yearly initiative is geared at saving lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up —both day and night. It is held each year before the Memorial Day holiday weekend when, traditionally, millions of Americans take to the road.
Sgt. Howard Fricke said Winchester Police will be stationed around the city watching for seatbelt usage.
“We’ll have officers at different intersections around town watching to see if motorists are wearing their seatbelts. There will be patrol units available nearby that will pull the vehicle over,” Fricke said. “If they are spotted without their seatbelts on, even if they put them on when they are pulled over, they will still be ticketed because we have already seen them.”