There will be an increased amount of officers patrolling the roads this Memorial Day weekend.
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV)- As Memorial Day weekend approaches, there's always an increase in traffic on the road. But, more traffic means more officers ready for any kind of traffic issues.
During holiday weekends like Memorial Day, police always focus on safety on the road.
But this week is also the beginning of "Click It or Ticket" movement in Woodbury County.
Iowa State Troopers will be on heightened alert this weekend for everything from impaired driving to texting while behind the wheel, but one of the main things officers will be looking for is seatbelt compliance.
As part of the "Click It or Ticket" movement, officers will be looking to make sure that those traveling will have their seat belts clicked in. After all, it is the law. "Seatbelts have been on the law now for 30 years," said state trooper Chris Barber. "They've been proven to be the number one way to save lives inside a vehicle during an accident."
Woodbury County's efforts are part of a larger, nationwide effort to get people to "Click it or Ticket," not just this week, but all year long.
With more cars on the road this weekend, Barber recommends that you allow plenty of time to get to your destination, watch your speed, and don't drink and drive.