Click It or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use – Day and Night
Newington 2013 High-Visibility Enforcement Campaign Begins May 20th 2013
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Newington Police are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning 05/20/13, Newington Police Officers will be out in full force, taking part in the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 52 percent of 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. As noted, deaths involving seat belt nonuse are more prevalent at night than during the daytime. According to NHTSA, 62 percent of the 10,135 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 am were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 20th through June 2nd, officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round.
For more information of the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.