Law enforcement agencies across the state are increasing their seat belt enforcement patrols as part of the 17th annual "Click it or Ticket" campaign that starts May 14 and ends June 3.
After the briefing, around 1 p.m. Tuesday, law enforcement and area emergency responders will conduct an honor procession from downtown Ashland across the Ohio River to Ironton - a caravan of vehicles from all three states joining together to raise awareness that seat belts save lives and to kick off Click It or Ticket at a news conference at Ohio University. The goal of the campaign is to raise New Jersey seat belt usage rate, which now stands at 94.07 percent. That is why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign will be nighttime enforcement. "We would rather make the traffic stop than the notification to tell a family that their loved one has died in a crash".
According to operation pull over coordinator Sgt. Brent Campbell of the RPD, 2018 marks the 30 year anniversary that seat belt use became mandatory in Indiana. The plan is aimed at motor vehicle drivers and passengers who are in violation of state seat belt laws. The special operation is created to send a zero-tolerance message across the six states that no matter where drivers and passengers are unbuckled, the result will be a ticket. The child passenger restraint law requires children under four years of age to ride in a child safety seat, and children between the ages of four and eight years to ride in either a child safety seat or a booster seat.
"We know that wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to survive a crash". The "Buckle Up Pennsylvania, Click it or Ticket" program offers grants to police departments statewide to step up enforcement. So please keep in mind to Click It or Ticket.