Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement And Education Campaign

From the City of Hoboken:

Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt
Enforcement And Education Campaign

Law Enforcement Officers will begin a comprehensive vehicular safety project from May 23 - June 5, 2011. The purpose of the 2011 “Click it or Ticket” program is to increase safety belt usage in New Jersey, and at the same time, save lives. During this period Hoboken Police Officers will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists as part of the National “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

The goal of the program is to increase the statewide safety belt usage rate to 100%. The current safety belt usage rate in New Jersey is 93.73, and the rate has steadily risen during the last thirteen years.

During the 2010 Click it or Ticket campaign, 406 police agencies participated in the two-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 35,671 seat belt citations, 5,832 speeding summonses and made 592 drunk driving arrests.

“Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a motorist and his or her passengers to protect themselves when on the road”, said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “Motor vehicle occupants who buckle-up are up to 75 percent less likely to face life threatening injuries in a car crash”. ◦