Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2014 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 19th and runs through June 1st to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
The D’Iberville Police Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.
In 2012 seat belts saved an estimated 12,174 people from dying. From 2008 to 2012 seat belts saved nearly 63,000 lives. Young adults are dying at a disproportionate rate because they are not wearing their seat belts. Sixty-two percent of 18 to 34 year old passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing their seat belts.
“Too many drivers and passengers on the road are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Captain Clay Jones. “Our goal is to save lives. To that end, the D’Iberville Police Department will be out enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.”
Chief Wayne Payne hopes that through proactive enforcement of seat belt laws and educating our motoring public of the hazards of not wearing safety restraints, the D’Iberville Police Department can lower the number of injuries and fatalities of our motoring public.