Date: May 12, 2018
Incident: Seat Belt
Issued by: Lieutenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
CT - With the Memorial Day
Weekend approaching, Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies intend to promote
safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists. From May 21, 2018 to June 3, 2018, law
enforcement officials will be out on Connecticut’s roads enforcing the State
Occupant Protection laws and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled.
this campaign, anyone found breaking this law will face fines between
$92.00 - $120.00.
to buckle up puts you and other vehicle passengers in a potentially deadly
situation. It’s also against the law - plain and simple. There’s never an
excuse to not wear your seat belt.
· The Click
It or Ticket campaign combines increased awareness with increased
patrolling to reach as many Americans as possible with one key message: Wearing a seat belt is the single most
effective way to save your life and the lives of your loved ones while on the
road this Thanksgiving.
- According to NHTSA, seat
belts saved approximately 13,941 lives nationwide age 5 and older in 2015.
If everyone had worn seat belts that year, an additional 2,804 lives could
have been saved.
- Proper seat belt use
reduces the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45 percent
and the risk of moderate to serious injury by 50 percent.
- Ejection from a vehicle is one of the most dangerous
events that can happen to a person in a crash. In fatal crashes in 2015,
almost 8 out of 10 (80%) of the passenger vehicle occupants who were
totally ejected from vehicles were killed. Wearing your seat belt is the
most effective way to prevent ejections; only 1 percent of the occupants
reported to have been wearing their seat belts were totally ejected in a
crash, compared to 30 percent who were unbuckled.
REAL LIFE YOU DON’T GET A SECOND CHANCE.”
Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time!