The Payson Police Department and some local merchants are trying to reward those who take three seconds to buckle up before driving.
Feb. 13 marks the kickoff of the Payson City Buckle-Up Program, planned to inform residents about the dangers of not using seat belts. Events planned include appearances by Vince and Larry Crash Dummies, and officials from the police department, County Health Department and city. The kickoff begins at 2 p.m. in the Crest Convenience Store parking lot, 90 N. Main.During the day, prizes will be given away to selected residents who are caught buckled up. There will also be a drawing held for both a child safety seat and a toddler safety seat.
"We're excited about this activity," Police Chief James Box said. "We've been issuing citations to people for not buckling up - now we'll reward those who do."
During the afternoon's events, which end at 4:30 p.m., County Health Department officials will conduct child safety seat checks.