Fayette County

Lexington police to step up enforcement of seat-belt law

Lexington police will crack down on failure to use seat belts — especially at night.

During the "Click It or Ticket" campaign, which runs from Monday to June 5, officers will enforce seat-belt use day and night, according to a police news release.

Passengers are the least likely to use seat belts at night, and 62 percent of those who died in nighttime crashes in 2009 were not buckled up.

Last year, 76 percent of alcohol-related crash fatalities from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. involved unrestrained occupants.

In the written announcement, officer Alvin Cook said motorists can expect a ticket — not a warning — if they are found unbuckled.

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