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Click it or Ticket

Seat Belt Enforcement and Education Campaign to be Conducted Locally as Part of Nationwide

Click It or Ticket Mobilization May 20 – June 2, 2013

 

Chief William G. Parenti announces that law enforcement officers from the North Plainfield Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

The May 2013 Click It or Ticket Mobilization will play a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our nation’s roads and highways. From May 20 - June 2, 2013 law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and nationwide will conduct Click It or Ticket campaigns that incorporate zero-tolerance enforcement of safety belt laws with paid advertising and the support of government agencies, local coalitions and school officials to increase safety belt use and defend against one of the greatest threats to us all - serious injury or death in traffic crashes.

Click It or Ticket campaigns and similar efforts have increased safety belt use in cities, states and even in an entire region of the country. In New Jersey, 425 police agencies participated in the May 2012 Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mobilization. As a result of the enforcement and public information efforts, New Jersey's seat belt usage rate currently stands at 88.29%, 3% higher that the nationwide usage rate. While the current seat belt usage rate is 6% lower than the usage rate measured in 2011, a new set of guidelines determined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2012 changed the methodology of determining seat belt usage rates, which may have contributed to the reduction of the current usage rate.