Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 20, 2019
with border to border kickoff event
As an integral part of this year’s national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which will take place May 20 through June 2, 2019, the Grand Isle County Sheriff’s Department will be teaming up with law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border (B2B) kickoff event. The B2B campaign will consist of highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers on heavily traveled roads within our community.
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the B2B kickoff event is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.
Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2017, more than half (51%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 39 percent were not buckled up.
If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time.
The Click It or Ticket campaign focuses on safety education and enforcing motor vehicle laws to save lives. Wearing your seat belt is your best defense against injury or death in the event of a crash.
PLEASE DON’T BECOME A STATISTIC!!!!