Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket Campaign Launches

Buckle Up New York, Click It or Ticket Campaign Launches

Rockland Daily Staff

Starting today, the national Click It Or Ticket week-long campaign supported by the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (NYS GTSC) begins with officers patrolling for unbelted drivers and unrestrained passengers. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2021, 11,813 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing seat belts. Among the young adults (18 to 34) killed, 59% were unbuckled — one of the highest percentages for all age groups.

As of November 1, 2020, everyone in passenger vehicles, regardless of where they sit, needs to wear a seat belt or be properly restrained in a child safety seat. In New York, police can lawfully ticket motorists for not wearing a seat belt even if they are not committing any other traffic infractions.

During the week, police agencies at the local and state levels, including the Ramapo Police Department, will be out doing their job with an increased focus on making sure drivers and passengers keep themselves safe by buckling up while driving.

Photo Credit: Town of Ramapo Police Department

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