RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - A total of 250 citations were issued to area drivers and visitors in Rutherford County on May 26th by the Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force.
Law enforcement officers wrote citations for texting and driving to 125 drivers, 116 citations for drivers not wearing seat belts and 9 citations for not securing children in safety seats during an enforcement saturation that took place last Friday at the start of Memorial Day Weekend on May 26, 2023. The enforcement was part of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign to educate drivers about the safety of wearing seat belts and buckling children child safety seats, said Murfreesboro Police Lt. Greg Walker.
Rutherford County Traffic Safety Task Force members from Murfreesboro and Smyrna Police and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers concentrated on seat belt and child restraint seat laws for 12 hours on Friday. According to the task force, no crashes occurred in the areas where the officers enforced seat belt and driving laws during the event. Throughout the county as a whole, only four crashes occurred during the 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. enforcement times.
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