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Kentucky transportation officials reminding holiday travelers to buckle their seat belts


FRANKFORT, Kentucky — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety wants motorists to remember to fasten their seat belts before taking off on Thanksgiving adventures.

The Transportation Cabinet says in a news release it's the busiest travel time of the year, and that means a greater likelihood of crashes.

Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says the best way to survive a highway crash is by wearing a seat belt. Hancock says data indicate that most pickup truck occupants don't wear seat belts, so the agency is putting added emphasis on the message, asking travelers to "Buckle Up in Your Truck."

The Transportation Cabinet says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that seat belt usage in pickup trucks is lower than in any other type of passenger vehicle on the road, and Kentucky follows the trend.

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