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'Click it or Ticket' campaign is running again until June 3rd

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Melinda Barton | 16 May, 2018, 10:43

The annual Washington Traffic Safety Commission "Click it or Ticket" campaign is now underway and will run until June 3. Our law enforcement personnel see the consequences of not buckling up.

New Jersey has a strong front seat belt usage rate, but there is still work to do. "It's such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle. 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".

With the summer travel season nearly upon us, police departments throughout the area are stepping up efforts to ensure traffic safety.

Almost half of the people killed in crashes in 2016 were not wearing seat belts, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If a driver is stopped by an officer and occupants aren't wearing the proper restraints the seatbelt laws will be strictly enforced.

Before the campaign begins, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) - in partnership with the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and the West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program - will host a briefing Tuesday in Ashland for all law enforcement participants. The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey now stands at 94.07 percent. That's why police around the country want you to "Click it or Ticket". "Our job as a coalition is to make sure families are buckled up even before leaving the house", Drew said. The plan is aimed at motor vehicle drivers and passengers who are in violation of state seat belt laws. "Remember; never place a rear-facing infant seat in front of an air bag".