Law enforcement plans another seat belt crackdown

Law enforcement plans another seat belt crackdown

So, as always, keep in mind to "Click it or Ticket".

"Buckling up is a simple task that can keep you and your family safe in the auto", said Officer Tim Bales of the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit, in a news release.

Law enforcement agencies will be taking part in a national safety campaign during the summer travel season. Xenia High School, the victor of the 2018 Spring High School Seat Belt Challenge, will be awarded with a check in the amount of $500, sponsored by All State Agent, Scott Pauley.

With summer rapidly approaching and area schools releasing students for summer vacation, the RPD are frequent participants in a seat belt "Click it or Ticket" campaigns. "If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we'll consider it a success".

"Obviously, the seat belts help save lives", said Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Cindy Owens.

Almost half of the people killed in crashes in 2016 were not wearing seat belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Buckling up is the law.

Beginning May 14, 2018 and running through June 3, the yearly enforcement campaign aims to reduce traffic fatalities by keeping people in their cars.

Hawai'i's universal seat belt law requires that all front and back seat motor vehicle occupants buckle up. If a driver is stopped by an officer and occupants aren't wearing the proper restraints the seatbelt laws will be strictly enforced. Drivers and front-seat passengers should maintain at least a 10-inch distance between themselves and their air bags.