MILFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Buckle up or be prepared to pay up. That’s the message police are sending drivers this holiday week. That’s right, they’re re-energizing their Click It or Ticket Campaign.
Millions will the hitting the road this week and because there are more folks on the roads, more crashes are likely to happen. So, the Department of Transportation, state and local police will be on the lookout for folks not wearing their seat belts. And listen to these stats when it comes to buckling up.
The Centers for Disease Control reports crashes are the #1 cause of death for children and young adults ages 5 to 24. And the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports seat belts saved about 13,000 lives nationwide in 2014. If everyone had worn seat belts that year, an additional 3,000 lives could have been saved and young people between the ages of 16 to 24 are less likely to wear one.
So if that’s not motivation enough for you to wear one and to encourage those you love to buckle up. Police can slap you with a $92 fine if you don’t do it.