'Click It or Ticket' Seat Belt Enforcement Begins

Elias Hubbard
May 16, 2018

Adults and children must use their seat belts and child restraints at all times. The plan is aimed at motor vehicle drivers and passengers who are in violation of state seat belt laws.

Arkansas State Troopers and other participating Arkansas law enforcement officers will join officers in six states next week in a coordinated Click It or Ticket/Border to Border enforcement operation. "Simply buckling up can save your life and the life of your passenger".

"We know that wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to survive a crash".

State police say a $10.00 citation will be issued to drivers who are caught unbuckled, and a $75.00 fine will be given to drivers with an unrestrained child. That's why police around the country want you to "Click it or Ticket". It also requires all children less than 15 years of age to be properly secured in the vehicle.

"Our mission is to save lives and reduce injuries by getting more people to buckle up", Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley said.

Beginning May 21 and running through June 3, the annual "Click It or Ticket" national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.

"Seat belts are the first line of defense in the event of a motor vehicle crash and buckling up is the number one thing drivers and passengers can do to keep themselves safe in a auto", Major James B. Basinger, director, Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Patrol, said in a release.

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