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Seat belt use on Route 66 to be targeted by authorities

Law officers will watch for people not using seat belts in vehicles Friday during a multistate crackdown along Route 66.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: May 2, 2012

Law enforcement agencies across eight states will take part Friday in the “Get Your ‘Clicks' on Route 66” seat belt crackdown, according to a state Department of Public Safety news release.

Highway patrol troopers and state police officers from Oklahoma, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois will enforce seat belt laws along the famed “Mother Road,” said Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper Lt. Ben Crockett, who is the program coordinator.

The Route 66 enforcement effort began in 2010 with a few law enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma. The extra enforcement on State Highway 66 in Oklahoma is done four times a year, the release states.