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Two-Week Click it or Ticket Seatbelt Enforcement Underway

Two-Week Click it or Ticket Seatbelt Enforcement Underway

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.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, almost half (48%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 56 percent of vehicle occupants nationwide who were killed between 6 pm and 6 am were not wearing their seat belts, which is why one focus of this year's "Click It or Ticket" campaign is nighttime enforcement. The plan is aimed at motor vehicle drivers and passengers who are in violation of state seat belt laws.

Don't be surprised to see lots of blue lights Tuesday afternoon along highways from Ashland, Ky., to Ironton as tri-state emergency responders kick off the national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign.

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The objective is to save lives and stress the importance of buckling up in a motor vehicle. "We would rather make the traffic stop than the notification to tell a family that their loved one has died in a crash". "Simply buckling up can save your life and the life of your passenger". Or ticket. seat belt enforcement campaign. That's compared to 42 percent of passenger vehicle occupants who were not wearing seat belts when they were killed.

"Wearing a seatbelt, either as a driver of passenger, is the essential beginning for staying safe on the road", Campbell said.

"Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash".

The public is invited to attend a free event for the 2018 Click It or Ticket Kickoff 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Herman N. Menapace Health & Education Center, 1141 N. Monroe Drive.