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.
"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.