Alaskans can expect to see a higher number of State Troopers on the highways for the next two weeks, and those troopers will specifically be on the lookout for people who aren’t wearing their seat belt.
Alaska State and Wildlife Troopers have begun their Annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement efforts across the state, according to a Monday press release from the Department of Public Safety. Colonel Barry Wilson, director of the Alaska State Troopers, said that the main focus of the campaign is to save lives.
“Memorial Day weekend serves as a kick-off to summer,” Wilson said in Monday’s press release. “We want people to go out and have a good time. We just ask that you do it with a plan in place to get home safe. Wear your seat belt.”
Since 1989, Alaska law has required that all occupants of a motor vehicle wear a seat belt while driving on the highway.
The high-visibility enforcement campaign is funded by grants from the Alaska Highway Safety Office and will run through June 2.