Details here from the Edmond Sun . . .
Law enforcement officers from more than 50 Oklahoma agencies are teaming up Friday to crack down on seat belt violators along Oklahoma’s “Mother Road.”The 24-hour crackdown begins at midnight, with the theme of “Get Your ‘Clicks’ on Route 66.” High-visibility enforcement will take place from border to border on Oklahoma’s 400 miles of Route 66, with saturation patrols and checkpoints at various points across the state.
This is the fourth of an ongoing series of crackdowns scheduled at least once per quarter along Route 66. The mobilization will include representatives from sheriff’s offices, municipal police departments, tribal agencies and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.“We’re looking forward to another great event,” said OHP Lt. Garrett Vowell, who organized the program. “This is one way of bringing Oklahoma’s seat belt law to everyone’s attention on a regular basis, and that’s a good thing. We want all drivers and passengers to be as safe as possible.”
Vowell said officers also will be watching for child passenger seat violations and educating drivers about appropriate child restraints.Oklahoma’s law requires all drivers and front-seat passengers to wear safety belts. The driver also is responsible for ensuring that children age 12 and under are restrained in accordance with Oklahoma’s child passenger safety laws.“We want everyone to buckle up — every trip, every time, day and night, all across the state,” Vowell said, “and if drivers forget, we will be there to remind them that seat belts save lives.”