County hands out 117 seat belt citations during Click it or Ticket | News
Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse announced that 117 seat belt citations were issued during the Click It or Ticket mobilization to encourage more Warrick County drivers and passengers to always buckle-up.
After a 14-day enforcement blitz, the campaign comes to an end. But don’t be fooled, law enforcement agencies aren’t letting up on seat belt violators now. With the support of law enforcement officers, highway safety officials and safety advocates across the country, the recent mobilization saved thousands of lives across the nation by cracking down on those who are not buckling up ---- day and night.
A majority of people have gotten the message, but many have not. Tragic crashes can and do happen every day. Our job is to save lives, and we want everyone to have the best chance of surviving a fatal crash ---- by always wearing their seat belts.
High-visibility enforcement efforts such as the Click It or Ticket enforcement blitz is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 84 percent in 2011 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Seatbelt use saves thousands of lives across America each year. NHTSA statistics also show that in 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.
-Information from Warrick Co. Sheriff's Office