Seat-belt crackdown tracks Mother Road

January 30th, 2013 at 3:48 pm by under Latest Posts

New Mexico State Police and officers from seven other states along the former U.S. Route 66 are joining forces Friday to enforce seat-belt laws.

The Get Your Clicks on Route 66 program kicks off at midnight Thursday and runs through midnight Friday.

The quarterly mobilization began in 2010 with law-enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma and has expanded to include New Mexico, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arizona and California.  It is coordinated by Lt. Ben Crockett of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Route 66 was established in 1926, built from Texas to Arizona through Albuquerque and lost its federal designation in 1985.  It became known as the Mother Road after a reference in the John Steinbeck novel “The Grapes of Wrath.”

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