MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) –As a majority of Michiganians, who plan to travel this Memorial Day, head out for a holiday break this weekend, police are reminding them to “buckle up” if they go by vehicle.
First of all, wearing a seat belt is mandatory in Michigan, and Lynn Sutfin, of the State Office of Highway Safety Planning, says motorists will be under the watchful eyes of officers to make sure they comply as part of the national “Click It Or Ticket” campaign.
Sutfin says the target is young male drivers in pickup trucks and extra patrols involving 155 police agencies in 26 counties will be watching. She says the goal is to reduce injuries and save lives during a busy travel period.
The “Click It Or Ticket” campaign will run through Sunday, June 2.
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