Apr 2, 2012 6:45 PM by Lacey Steele

Buckle up or you could get a citation

It's a push to get rural folks to wear their seat belts.

The Colorado State Patrol along with 29 other rural law enforcement agencies will be writing citations during their "Click It or Ticket" program.

It started Monday and will run through Easter Sunday.

Sixty percent of the state's fatalities in 2011 happened on rural roadways, and while everyone needs to buckle up, drivers of pickup trucks have the lowest overall seat belt use.

"People have a tendency to believe that trucks are safer, when in fact they rollover, and a lot of times fatalities are going to happen with roll overs," said Laurie Leach, Patrol Lieutenant with the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

Last time "Click It or Ticket" was held, officers wrote over 1,100 citations.

Again this seven-day program ends this Sunday, and they want to do it again in May.


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