Law enforcement plans another seat belt crackdown

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The Pennsylvania State Police are joining PennDOT and law enforcement agencies across the country for the national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement campaign.

The "Click It or Ticket" mobilization will be the only statewide seat belt enforcement crackdown in New Jersey this year.

According to operation pull over coordinator Sgt. Brent Campbell of the RPD, 2018 marks the 30 year anniversary that seat belt use became mandatory in Indiana. Xenia High School, the victor of the 2018 Spring High School Seat Belt Challenge, will be awarded with a check in the amount of $500, sponsored by All State Agent, Scott Pauley. "We would rather make the traffic stop than the notification to tell a family that their loved one has died in a crash". As a result, officers issued 17,792 seat belt citations, 6,363 speeding summonses and made 976 impaired driving arrests.

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Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said the move was "an important step forward in our commitment to safety and transparency". She said this is the "beginning of a longer process needed to meaningfully improve safety".

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.

"Our mission is to save lives and reduce injuries by getting more people to buckle up", Ashland Police Chief Todd Kelley said.

There seems to be a misconception among those who drive and ride in pickup trucks that their large vehicles will protect them better than other vehicles would in a crash. "Through continued enforcement and education, we hope to see more people taking the simple step of buckling up and fewer fatal crashes on Pennsylvania's roads". The plan is aimed at motor vehicle drivers and passengers who are in violation of state seat belt laws.

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