May 18 to 31, James City County Police Department is joining National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement agencies nationwide for the 2015 Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization. Police will be out in full force, cracking down on seat belt violations, issuing citations to anyone caught traveling without a buckled seat belt or transporting unrestrained children.
Many motorists travel over Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the busy summer travel season. It’s the perfect time to remind everyone why seat belt use is required by law. Police want people to know that they are not cracking down to write tickets, they are doing it to save lives.
From 2008 to 2012, seatbelts have saved nearly 63,000 lives. And in 2012, an additional 3,031 lives could have been saved if all unrestrained occupants involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts.
Please contact JCC Police if you have questions about the proper child safety seat to use for your child or how to install the seat correctly. Police also want you to ensure that all passengers in your vehicle are properly restrained, including yourself. Don’t just do it to avoid a ticket, do it so you arrive at your destination safely.
So please remember Click It or Ticket. You can find out more about the Click It or Ticket mobilization at www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.
Media Contact: Stephanie Williams, Spokesperson