Troopers partner with McDonald’s to reward motorists for wearing seat belts 

Distribute ‘Be Our Guest’ cards for a free breakfast combo meal to drivers and occupants who are wearing their seat belts during traffic safety checkpoints

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police in many parts of the state are partnering with local McDonald’s franchisees to reward motorists who are wearing their seat belts as part of ‘Operation CARE’ (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) enforcement blitz.

The enforcement campaign begins Dec. 28 and extends through Jan. 2, focusing on safe driving behaviors such as occupant protection, impaired driving and distracted driving.

KSP Post 12 Captain Todd Kidd says troopers will distribute ‘Be Our Guest’ cards for a free breakfast combo meal to drivers and occupants who are wearing their seat belts during traffic safety checkpoints in the post area during the holiday enforcement period.  Post 12 serves the counties of Anderson, Fayette, Franklin, Scott, Shelby, Spencer, Woodford, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, Owen, and Trimble.

Several other posts across the state also have similar partnerships.

“Traffic safety checkpoints are high visibility public safety efforts to ensure motorists are compliant with traffic laws,” says Captain Kidd. “We always see an increase in travel during the holiday season and want drivers to reach their destinations safely. A good checkpoint will be where we pass out more coupons than citations.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, statistics show that wearing a seat belt reduces the risk of injury by fifty percent.

McDonald’s is committed to giving back to the local communities that we live and work in,” said Abby Tamme, McDonald’s Owner/Operator.  “We’re honored to partner with the Kentucky State Police to reward and thank drivers for their safe behavior.”

The ‘Buckle up for Breakfast’ combos from McDonald’s were made through an in-kind donation to the Kentucky State Police Foundation.

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