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Posted on: May 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 2017 Click it or Ticket Campaign


2017 Click It or Ticket

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017

CONTACT: OFC. Sinay lsinay@frederickmdpolice.org 

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22

It’s Not About the Ticket…It’s About Saving Lives

[Frederick, Maryland]—As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, Frederick Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

 “Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people do not buckle up,” said OFC. Sinay. “It’s such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle.” As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, “We want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up - in ALL seats. If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we’ll consider it a success.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2015 were unrestrained. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In Maryland, the maximum penalty for a seat belt violation is $83.00, including court costs.

 “Hundreds of thousands of citizens will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend, as well as throughout the summer vacation season. We want to make sure that people are buckling up to keep themselves and their families safe. It is the greatest defense in a vehicle crash,” said OFC. Sinay.

 For more information on the Occupant Protection, please visit www.towardzerodeathsmd.com

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