5/17/2019 - PRESS RELEASE: Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign


Date:             May 17, 2019

Incident:       Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign

Issued by:     Lieutenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.








        Darien, 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 20, 2019 to June 2, 2019, law enforcement officials will be out on Connecticut’s roads enforcing the State Occupant Protection laws and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled. 


·         During this campaign, anyone found breaking this law will face fines between $92.00 - $120.00.

  • Failing 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.

  • 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. Wearing your seat belt is the most effective way to prevent ejections.


Buckle Up – Every Trip. Every Time!