Hardin County Sheriff's Department focusing on seatbelts

APRIL 21-- The Hardin County Sheriff’s Department announced it is partnering with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office for its annual Seatbelts Are For Everyone campaign.

This statewide initiative is designed to increase seatbelt usage and child passenger safety restraint usage through the implementation of occupant-protection programs, public events and checkpoints throughout communities across Tennessee.

The SAFE campaign began Feb. 1 and concludes on Aug. 1.

According to the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, last year’s campaign resulted in 1,717 child restraint violations, 21,562 seatbelt citations, and 723 other seatbelt enforcement activities.

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