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Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL)


The Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) program at CJI promotes the participation of Arkansas law enforcement agencies in annual nationwide traffic enforcement-related campaigns such as Click it or Ticket and Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over. LELs conduct annual regional occupant protection/impaired driving conferences. These conferences promote increased enforcement of impaired driving, seat belt and child restraint laws, as well as promote participation in state and national traffic enforcement campaigns.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain by impairing ones ability to think, reason, and have muscle coordination. These abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely. Since the 1980s, tough enforcement of drinking and driving laws has been a major factor in decreasing drinking and driving. A total of 14,657 lives have been saved from drunk driving in the past 10 years. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign focuses on law enforcement and their goal to stop drunk drivers. This campaign highlight that police presence in searching for drunk drivers will deter people from drinking and driving.
 

Click it or Ticket

In 1993, the Click It or Ticket campaign was launched with the goal to increase seat belt use among vehicle occupants. In 2015, the use of seat belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives of occupants ages 5 or older. Arkansas state law requires the following: - Seat belt use for driver and front seat passengers - If a driver has a restricted license, all passengers in the vehicle must wear a seat belt - Children under the age of 15 must be properly secured in the vehicle - Children less than 6 years old weighing less than 60 pounds should be restrained in a child passenger safety seat State, county, and city law enforcement agencies throughout Arkansas have been actively enforcing safety belt laws as part of the Click it or Ticket campaign.
 

For more information about the various campaigns, contact the following:
* Gary Miller at 501-570-8095 or gomiller@cji.edu
* Jimmy Dorney at 501-570-8065 or jedorney@cji.edu


LEL Resources:
* NHTSA, Safe Car
* NHTSA, Drive Sober
* Arkansas State Police Highway Safety Office