Thursday, 19 July, 2018

'Click it or ticket' seatbelt enforcement starts today

Buckle up: Washington police step up seat belt enforcement patrols 'Click It or Ticket' Seat Belt Enforcement Begins
Deanna Wagner | 16 May, 2018, 10:43

If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket, not a warning.

"Click it or Ticket means zero tolerance for unrestrained drives and passengers".

Hawai'i's universal seat belt law requires that all front and back seat motor vehicle occupants buckle up. Included is a national publicity campaign created to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts. "Simply buckling up can save your life and the life of your passenger". "And we'll be patrolling heavily traveled and highly visible state borders looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers on May 21st and statewide during the Memorial Day holiday period", said Colonel Bill Bryant, Director of the Arkansas State Police and the Governor's Highway Safety Representative.

Participating law enforcement agencies are taking a no-excuses approach to enforcing the seat belt law and will be writing tickets. The child-restraint law requires children under 4 to ride in a child safety seat, and children between the ages of 4 and 8 years to ride in either a child safety seat or a booster seat.

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The goal is to save lives and stress the importance of buckling up in a motor vehicle.

In 2017, 42 percent of automobile fatalities in North Carolina were drivers or passengers who were not wearing their seat belt.

The Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign is part of a national initiative aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and saving lives.

"Seat belts are the first line of defense in the event of a motor vehicle crash and buckling up is the number one thing drivers and passengers can do to keep themselves safe in a auto", Major James B. Basinger, director, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Patrol, said in a release.