Friday, May 18, 2012
Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” Campaign Set to Begin
Children under the age of four must be secured in an approved child safety seat; children ages four through seven who are under 80 pounds and under 4’9” tall must be securely belted into an approved booster seat; and children ages eight through 13 must be secured in a safety belt.
Officers working this campaign will also be strictly enforcing speeding and DUI violations. During last year’s campaign, officers stopped a total of 867 vehicles and issued 1100 citations. 797 of that total accounted for some type of seat belt or child seat restraint citation.
Buckling up your seat belt has been proven to be the single most effective way to reduce the risk of injury or death in motor vehicle crashes. Most people who die in collisions are not wearing a safety belt.