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“Click it or ticket” — that’s the message Penn Police is trying to get across as part of their “Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization” campaign, which will be held until Nov. 30.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Division of Public Safety affirmed this message and the state’s commitment to addressing safe driving during a press conference in front of the Penn Bookstore Thursday afternoon.

A “DUI Memorial” trailer that featured a 30-foot interior wall printed with 1,000 names of DUI victims was also on site at the press conference.

According to Penn Police Chief Mark Dorsey, the campaign will focus on areas where seat belt compliance needs to be increased, such as nighttime drivers and young adults.

Penn Police will display zero tolerance toward people who do not use seat belts by writing seat belt citations when necessary, he added.

The Penn Police campaign is part of a larger initiative organized by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation called “Operation Safe Holiday.”

Dorsey said Penn Police receives money from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for education and enforcement of seat belt use.

Throughout the “Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization Campaign,” Penn Police will distribute literature about seat belt use and safety around the area.

Dorsey said the Division of Public Safety will also use the initiative to raise awareness about the “Share the Road” campaign and ensure that bicycles, “pedestrians and vehicles operate in a manner “with respect to each other.”

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