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Click It Or Ticket, starts In Georgia

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - This Thanksgiving holiday more people are going to be hitting the roads and that means more cops will be out. Local and state police are already encouraging drivers to click it or you're going to get a ticket.

News Leader Nine found several drivers not wearing their seatbelts.

"I'm sorry. I just pulled off," says one driver.

If we were the cops, they would have been handed a ticket, for not buckling up.

"Seat belts save lives, you ought to buckle up any time you're in automobile and also the other passengers and especially the driver," says Major Julius Graham of the Columbus Police Department.

In Georgia, more than half of Thanksgiving holiday traffic deaths in 2008 included those not wearing their seat belts. That's why state and local law enforcement are out in full force for the state's click it or ticket campaign.

Patrick Freshwater knows first hand how a seatbelt can save your life, after his family's car flipped over.

"Some of my family members are living examples as to why you really need to wear your seatbelts. Its extremely important even, just going down the road. I've seen too many horror stories," he says.

"Ok man, it's on now," says another driver.

So be smart like him and save yourself a ticket, possibly your life.

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