Civil Liberties

Click It or Ticket: Get Ready for Seat Belt Checkpoints! (Don't cops have better things to do?!)


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An officer pulls you over at a checkpoint. What's he looking for? A kidnapper? An escaped convict? How about an unbuckled seat belt?

"Click It or Ticket" begins today–you know, that time of year when cops across America make use of checkpoints, pricey tickets, sting operations, tough-talking PSAs, night vision gear, and even sneaky undercover school buses to save you, not from bad guys, but from yourself. (That goes double for men aged 10 to 34, as officers will give extra special attention to the cohort that is notorious for its higher-than-average rate of beltlessness.)

Click It or Ticket runs May 19 through June 1, 2014, but pathetic police priorities continue year round.

Just over 2 minutes.

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"Don't Cops Have Better Things to Do?" is written and directed by Ted Balaker (@tedbalaker). Produced and edited by Matt Edwards (@MattChrisEd). Music by and "The Contessa" is by Maurice and the Beejays (Magnatune Records).

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