The Baxter County Sheriff's Office has recently been accepted as a participant in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Highway Safety Grant Program administered by the Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police.
As a participant in this program, the Sheriff's Office will be an active participant in the "click It or Ticket" national program, which is in effect over the Thanksgiving holiday from November 22 to November 28, 2010.
Drivers are reminded that front seat belt use is mandatory in the State of Arkansas and all children in a vehicle under age of 15 must be "buckled up", regardless of seating position. Children under six years of age or sixty pounds in weight must be in an approved child safety seat that is properly installed.
The Sheriff's Office STEP program is administered by Sgt. Andy Bower.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff