Program getting under way

By Ed Brock

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety is scheduled to kick off the latest round of "Click It or Ticket" today with a press conference at the Capitol.GOHS Interim Director Minuard C. McGuire and representatives from the governor's office, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Georgia State Patrol and other law enforcement agencies are expected to attend the 10 a.m. press conference.

Until June 1 several agencies within Clayton County will be performing road checks and saturated patrols looking for drivers who aren't wearing their seatbelts, impaired drivers and anyone else who is violating the law.

They will also make sure infants and young children are properly secured in child safety seats.

Georgia law requires front seat passengers in most vehicles to wear seatbelts, the violation of which is a misdemeanor. People over 18 who are passengers in pickup trucks, motorcycles, motor driven cycles or off-road vehicles are exempted from the law.