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Governor’s Highway Safety Office Announces “Click It or Ticket” Press Event

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | 06:49am

Springfield, Tenn. - Kendell Poole, Director of the Tennessee Governor’s Highway Safety Office, will join members of the Springfield Police Department, the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office, and other Middle Tennessee law enforcement agencies on Friday to announce the “Click It or Ticket” campaign. 

Megan and Brandon Bouge will also share their tragic story of losing their loved ones and their desire to encourage drivers to make safe choices on Tennessee highways.  

Friday’s event will take place at 1:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse.

Nationally, seat belt use increased significantly in 2012 as compared to 2011 among drivers, right-front passengers, and backseat occupants.  However, more than 400 of Tennessee’s 2012 crash fatalities involved unrestrained drivers or passengers. The Click It or Ticket National Mobilization efforts take place May 20-June 2, 2013.  Law Enforcement across the state is teaming up to save more lives on Tennessee highways. The Governor’s Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to make the choice to buckle up, so you will arrive at your destination safely.

WHO:  Director Kendell Poole - Governor’s Highway Safety Office
  Tony Burnett - Law Enforcement Liaison, Governor’s Highway Safety Office
  Megan and Brandon Bouge - Traffic Crash Survivors
  Chief David Thompson - Springfield Police Department
  Sheriff Bill Holt - Robertson County Sheriff’s Department
  Lt. Larry Daniel - Hendersonville Police Department 
            
WHAT: Click It or Ticket Press Event

WHEN: Friday, May 24, 2013
   1:00 p.m. CDT
  
WHERE: Robertson County Courthouse
      501 South Main Street
                Springfield, TN 37172

For more information or questions, please contact Megan Buell at 615-337-7685.  Visit our website at www.tntrafficsafety.org for information regarding highway traffic safety.

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