It seems that we are hearing about a vehicle crash almost daily here in Deep East Texas. Even the best drivers can find themselves in situations that they can't get out of.

The seatbelt is your last line of defense in saving your life. The Nacogdoches Police Department has joined forces with the Texas Department Of Public Safety (DPS) and many other local law enforcement agencies in our area to step up enforcement this Memorial Day Weekend.

We have all heard the phrase Click It Or Ticket. May 23rd through June 5th 2022, is prime enforcement time for this 20-year-old program that has saved countless lives.

Seatbelts Save Lives In Deep East Texas

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of dying in a crash by 45%. We all know that seatbelts save lives, but drivers not wearing them is on the rise.

As you take to the roads this Memorial Day Weekend, please take the extra few seconds and buckle up. Those few seconds could mean life or death in a crash.

With all the safety systems in modern vehicles, not buckling up has to be a conscious decision. Your car will beep and the dash will light up making it nearly impossible to miss.

Saving Lives Is Worth Giving Out A Ticket For Texas Law Enforcement Officers

I will never forget the stories told to me by family members in law enforcement that have had to deal with the aftermath of crashes. They have to carry those memories and images in their heads and hearts every day.

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Don't be a statistic and buckle up while on the roads this weekend.

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