Look, Ma. No Seatbelt!

'Click It or Ticket' proves a sticky wicket for unrestrained motorist-in-chief
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 23, 2007 4:07 PM CDT
Look, Ma. No Seatbelt!
The Texas Department of Transportation used a larger-than-life seat belt in front of the Alamo in San Antonio to launch this year's monumental Click It or Ticket campaign. From May 21 to June 3, state troopers, police officers and sheriff's deputies statewide will be stepping up enforcement of the state's...   (Associated Press)

The annual national campaign to encourage seatbelt use is off to a slow start thanks to a Texas ranch owner whose access to private roads exempts him from the law. President Bush showed the NATO secretary-general around around his spread in Crawford over the weekend, and although he didn't "click it," there's no ticket in his future.

The "Click It or Ticket" campaign began Monday, but because the ranch's byways aren't public roads, Texas' seatbelt regulations are moot. Presidential spokesman Tony Snow, who apparently has never heard of Jon Corzine, conveyed the official do-as-I-say White House stance: "We encourage everybody to wear their seatbelts." (Read more George W. Bush stories.)

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