The Click It or Ticket campaign to crack down on seat belt violations began Monday, and drivers can expect to see more officers doing traffic enforcement through Memorial Day weekend.
Police agencies across the state are participating, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety said in a news release.
In Lexington, officers will be looking for violators along busy roads such as Man o' War Boulevard, Nicholasville Road, Russell Cave Road, Tates Creek Road and Versailles Road, as well as downtown, said Officer Alvin Cook.
Cook said those roads are statistically where the most injury collisions occur. He said officers will be keeping an eye out for all traffic infractions but specifically looking for seat-belt and child-restraint violations.
Never miss a local story.
Officers will also conduct "nighttime enforcement" operations. Typically, a uniformed officer will be stationed at a well-lit intersection where he or she can look inside cars and radio descriptions of violators to a cruisers parked up the road. Officers will then pull over the violator.
Typically during the national Click It or Ticket campaign, officers do not issue warnings and write tickets for every violation. Last year, law 21,348 citations were written across the state.
Of 576 killed in motor vehicles in 2011, 58 percent were not wearing seat belts, the office of highway safety said.