NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown Police will be taking part in the national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted, from May 23-June 5.
Over the years, Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization has saved thousands of lives, with the help of law enforcement officers, highway safety officials and safety advocates across the country.
Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of other motorists and passengers still aren’t getting the message.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the U.S. More than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency departments as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2012. Adult seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes.
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For quick facts on seatbelt use, click here.
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