Police announce 'Click it or Ticket' campaign


Another set of statistics shows that 64 percent of the 943 people who died on Missouri roads in 2016 were not wearing seat belts. In addition, 57 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night were not wearing their seat belts, compared to 40 percent killed during the daytime. Children under 16 years of age are required by the seat-belt law to be secured with a seat belt or within a auto seat no matter where in the vehicle they are sitting. Booster seats are required for children until their eighth birthdays. So, in general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about a 7% chance of not suffering some degree of injury.

"Did you know someone who was killed in a crash because they did not buckle up?" It can help the driver avoid costly tickets.

The primary goal of the operation is to ensure the safety of all occupants of vehicles on roadways in Maui County.

For more information on seat belt safety visit, www.penndot.gov/safety. The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey now stands at 93.35%.

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Ejection from the vehicle remains one of the most injurious events that can happen to a person in a crash.

Law enforcement in our area met to discuss the importance of seat belts and strategies to increase usage and to prevent injuries as a result of traffic collisions. However, the percentage of properly restrained 5- to 13-year-olds is only 82%. "It's your responsibility to make sure every passenger is buckled up".

According to Cloud County Sheriff Brian Marks, "I want people in Cloud County to remember that when they don't buckle up themselves, or require their passengers to buckle up, they are, in effect, promising themselves and those passengers, along with family and friends not present, that no circumstance will arise that will trigger seat belt activation. Nor will there be animals in the road or a mechanical or other circumstance that will cause them to suddenly slow or veer out of their lane".

As part of the enforcement, Pennsylvania State Police and local departments will join agencies across the eastern half of the United States for a border-to-border initiative beginning May 22 to provide increased seat-belt enforcement at state borders, reinforcing the states' focus on safety.