HARRISBURG, DAUPHIN COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) The National Click it or Ticket seat beat enforcement will kick off May 23.
In an effort to promote driver safety and decrease unbuckled fatalities, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will partner with police statewide
Pennsylvania police will join agencies across the eastern half of the United States for a border-to-border initiative on May 23 to provide increased seat-belt enforcement at state borders reinforcing the states’ focus on safety.
“The Department of Transportation, law enforcement and all participating states want to send a united message to motorists,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Seat belts save lives and decrease crash risks, especially at night. We urge the public to be vigilant day and night.”
Throughout the Click It or Ticket mobilization, enforcement will focus on nighttime operations, using Traffic Enforcement Zones and roving patrols on roadways identified as having higher unbelted crash rates.
According to PennDOT data, unrestrained fatalities increased from 383 in 2014 to 413 in 2015.
The statewide number of crashes in which people were not wearing seat belts decreased to 13,534, compared to 13,627 in 2014.
Visit www.JustDrivePA.com for more information on seat-belt safety and PennDOT’s other traffic-safety initiatives. Join the discussion on social media by using #JustBuckleUp