Attorneys Encourage Motorists to Buckle Up This Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday is a time when an estimated 46.9 million motorists are expected to be traveling. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when many drivers forget to heed even the simplest of safety precautions, such as wearing a seat belt.

The Little Rock auto accident attorneys at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton explain estimates how around 13 percent of drivers and passengers fail to buckle up. These individuals also account for a little less than half of all traffic fatalities.

Experts say that as many as 164 lives could be saved by seat belts this Thanksgiving, which is why law enforcement agencies across the state of Arkansas will be participating in the “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the next several days.

The Arkansas Highway Safety Office says the initiative began November 19 and will continue until the day before Thanksgiving. During that time, law enforcement officials will be focusing their efforts on educating drivers about the importance of buckling up.

Those who are caught without their seat belt on could face stiff penalties as well. An infraction of the law could cost you $25 in fines and the expenses related to court costs.

If you plan to travel in the days surrounding Thanksgiving, the Arkansas personal injury lawyers at Rainwater, Holt & Sexton would encourage you to buckle up each time you get in a car, truck, or SUV. Doing so could not only save you time and money, but it could save your life as well.

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