CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
MAY 27, 2010
OPD joins Click It or Ticket 2010
In 2008, 12,671 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle crashes nationwide between the nighttime hours of and , according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those who died were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crashes, compared to less than half (45%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed during the daytime hours of
Nighttime drivers and passengers continue to be among those least likely to wear seat belts. Consequently, they are also among those most likely to die in motor vehicle crashes. Thatís why Orofino Police Department (OPD) is supporting enhanced nighttime enforcement of belt laws during the May 24ĖJune 6, Click It or Ticket campaign.
OPD joins hundreds of law
enforcement officials, highway safety representatives and safety advocates
nationwide who have vowed support of the annual mobilization. High-visibility
enforcement such as the Click It or Ticket mobilization is credited with
increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed
usage rate of 84 percent in 2009. And belt use saves thousands of lives each
Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket activities that will take place around the clock. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket ó not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions.
Remember this May 24 to June 6: Itís Click It or Ticket. Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. Youíll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.