Kentucky Rewards Seat Belt Users with Free Food

May 18, 2009

Kentucky police officers will award seat belt wearers with coupons for free food in effort to boost the state’s seat belt usage rate.

Drivers and passengers buckled in Monday when they go through the drive-thrus at some McDonald’s restaurants in Central and Eastern Kentucky will receive coupons. People not wearing safety belts will be given an educational card instead of citations.

The giveaway is part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety Click It or Ticket campaign.

The state has a 73 percent seat belt usage rate and is near the bottom nationally when it comes to buckling up, The Lexington Herald-Leader reports.


Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,

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