Nearly 700 people with an appetite for chicken received free T-shirts with their Memorial Day meals.
As part of the statewide "Click It or Ticket" campaign, Lexington police officers and their spouses and children handed out the shirts to drive-through customers at the Nicholasville Road Chick-fil-A on Monday. To get the free shirt, the driver and all passengers had to be buckled up.
Lexington police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said 97 percent of customers were buckled up, and 675 T-shirts were given away between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The national average of seat belt usage is about 70 percent, Roberts said.
Officers were visible in the Chick-fil-A parking lot, which might have prompted some to buckle up.
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"It was not an ambush," Roberts said.
During the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which lasts through June 6, officers throughout the state conduct traffic checkpoints and increase enforcement of seat-belt laws.