Buckle up: Washington police step up seat belt enforcement patrols


The Pennsylvania State Police are joining PennDOT and law enforcement agencies across the country for the national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of unbelted fatalities during nighttime hours rose to 56 percent.

The "Click It or Ticket" mobilization will be the only statewide seat belt enforcement crackdown in New Jersey this year.

During the campaign, officers will cite motorists and their passengers if they're not wearing a seat belt. Among the nearly 34,000 people injured in crashes in Oklahoma during 2016, 2,500 were not restrained. The goal of the campaign is to raise New Jersey seat belt usage rate, which now stands at 94.07 percent. Children less than 6 years of age and weighing less than 60 pounds should be restrained in a child passenger safety seat. In 2016 alone, seat belts saved 14,668 lives nationwide. Our officers are dedicated to saving lives as well and will be focusing their efforts on assuring that all occupants of vehicles are wearing their seatbelts.

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A campaign kickoff press event will be held at St. John Health System in Tulsa on Monday, May 21 at 11 am.

As summer vacation season looms, the Sarasota Police Department reminds everyone to always wear a seat belt while in a vehicle.

"Our goal isn't to write citations, but we do know tickets talk", said Lieutenant Joe Williams with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. "Help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction".

Hawai'i's universal seat belt law requires that all front and back seat motor vehicle occupants buckle up.