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"Click It or Ticket"

5/19/2014


The National “Click It or Ticket” traffic safety campaign begins today, May 19, and will continue through June 1.   The Irvine Police Department will be joining law enforcement throughout the state to conduct targeted seat belt enforcement in support of the Office of Traffic Safety’s efforts to boost seat belt use both day and night.

According to new data released from the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatalities are up nationwide for the first time in five years. In 2012, 10,335 people who were killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing their seat belts. NHTSA data also details how more traffic vehicle deaths occur at night. In 2012, 61 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed during the nighttime hours of 6:00 p.m. – 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts.

The simple act of fastening a seatbelt could mean the difference between life and death