Murfreesboro PD Works To Increase Seat Belt Usage

Posted at 10:45 AM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:59:20-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Murfreesboro Police have an important message that could save your life and save you some money -- wear your seat belt.

“Seat belts clearly save lives. Unfortunately, too many people still need a tough reminder, so our
officers are going to be out in force day and night buckling down on those who are not buckled
up," said Police Chief Glenn Chrisman.

His department is now among 150 others in Tennessee joining with the Governor's Highway Safety Office in a campaign to increase seat belt usage.

“According to a recent survey of Murfreesboro drivers, we saw about 19 percent of drivers not using seat belts. Although this number is in line with the national average, we want to see usage increase, therefore reducing injuries and fatalities locally,” said Sergeant Clayton Williams.

The campaign is called SAFE for Seat Belts Are For Everyone and is linked with Click-It or Ticket.

It runs through August.