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'Buckle Up' Or Risk Ticket During Newtown Police Crackdown

The Newtown Police Department crackdown is part of the statewide 2016 Thanksgiving “Click it or Ticket Initiative."
The Newtown Police Department crackdown is part of the statewide 2016 Thanksgiving “Click it or Ticket Initiative." Photo Credit: www.newtownct-gov

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown police will implement a combination of traditional and innovative strategies to crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts, from November 21 - 28, the Newton Police Department announced.

This effort is a part of the 2016 Thanksgiving “Click it or Ticket Initiative," a statewide high-visibility enforcement campaign that combines intense enforcement of travelers who fail to wear their seat belts with advertising and media outreach to let people know about the enforcement and convince them to obey the law.

"With the Thanksgiving weekend quickly approaching, Newtown law enforcement personnel, in an effort to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all motorist, will be actively looking for those motorist who choose not to wear their seat belts and will be issuing citations to those who are found unbuckled, ” said Sgt. Aaron Bahamonde.

Seat belts save lives every day; they can only save lives, however, if they’re used, and there are still many people in Newtown who don’t buckle up, according to a release from the Newtown Police Department.

Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of a fatal injury by 45 percent, the release said.

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