In an effort to return the state’s seat belt us rate to the all-time high of 98 per cent, more than 160 law enforcement agencies in 26 counties are taking part in the Click It Or Ticket campaign that runs from today through June 3rd.
During the two-week period which includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend, officers will conduct daytime seat belt enforcement zones.
Nighttime traffic patrols are also planned to reinforce the importance of buckling up day and night. Seat belt use falls sharply during late night/early morning hours.
Seat belts are the most effective safety feature available in vehicles today. Research shows that when seat belts are used properly,the risk of being killed in a crash is reduced by 45 per cent.