Here is your warning so listen up. If you don't buckle up there is a really good chance you will get pulled over and receive a ticket over the next two weeks.

If you are not in the habit of buckling up now is the time to change that. Beginning today Monday (May 23) law enforcement across the state of Arkansas will be watching vehicles carefully to see if you are not using your seat belts. Gas prices are high enough as it is, do you really want to pay for a ticket too?
Woman in car signing speeding ticket for policeman
This enforcement operation plan will go on through June 5, 2022, as this will include the Memorial Day holiday weekend and beyond.
Why is this so important to the Arkansas Highway Safety Office? Because it's a proven fact that seatbelts save lives.
Police Officer Writing Ticket
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the year 2020, there were 10,893 unbuckled passengers in vehicles that were killed in car wrecks in the U.S.
According to the press release;
More than twice the number of males died in crashes compared to females. Additionally, the use of seat belts was lower among males. More than half the males who died in motor vehicle crashes (55%) were not wearing a seat belt. Among females who died in crashes during the same reporting period, 43% weren’t buckled up.
Close up female hand of young woman with bracelet on it fasten seat belt in car
That is a scary and very sobering thought. Be sure to buckle up because law enforcement agencies are going to have a 'no-excuse' approach if you are not wearing a seat belt, you will get a ticket.
It's much easier to just buckle up and have a safe summer and it's cheaper too.
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