Local agencies preparing for "Click it or Ticket" campaign

Local agencies preparing for

Before the campaign begins, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) - in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and the West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program - will host a briefing Tuesday in Ashland for all law enforcement participants.

Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep families safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place Monday, May 21 through Sunday, June 3, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

"Buckling up is a simple task that can keep you and your family safe in the auto", said Officer Tim Bales of the Sarasota Police Department Traffic Unit, in a news release.

Law enforcement will be cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators around the clock.

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New Jersey has a strong front seat belt usage rate, but there is still work to do. In Crawford County the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $136 fine.

According to the most recent statistics released, 10,428 unbuckled motorists were killed in 2016 as a result of traffic accidents while an additional 14,668 lives were saved as a result of seat belt use during the same time.

Drivers can expect to see increased state and local law enforcement on the roads, searching for seat belt lawbreakers. That's why police around the country want you to "Click it or Ticket".

"Buckle Up America! and commit to wearing seat belts on every trip, ensuring that everyone who rides in our cars is buckled up and that all children 12 and younger ride in the back seat in properly installed restraints appropriate for their age and size", she continued.

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