Click It or Ticket Seatbelt Campaign Begins November 16 – Official Site of the Arlington County Government in Virginia

Posted on November 15, 2021

BELTS (APPLICATION) STATIC ENGLISH (1200x675) .png ARLINGTON, Virginia. – The Thanksgiving holiday has traditionally been one of the busiest travel times of the year. As the holidays approach, the Arlington County Police Department (ACPD) is partnering with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on the national level Click on it or Ticket campaign. Law enforcement agencies across the country will increase their enforcement efforts from November 16 to 28, 2021, in an effort to reduce the number of deaths that occur when motorists do not buckle up. Everyone wants you to reach your destination safely, so adopting safe driving habits, such as wearing your seat belt, is essential on every ride.

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According to the NHTSA, 279 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in road crashes in the United States over Thanksgiving weekend in 2019. The night proved even deadlier, with 52% of those crashes occurring during the night. Wearing a seat belt is one of the most effective things you can do to prevent injury or death in a collision with a vehicle. The Click on it or Ticket The campaign combines powerful seat belt safety messages with increased application for motorists who are not buckled up.

Virginia law requires that persons under the age of 18 be properly buckled in a seat belt or child safety seat no matter where they sit in the vehicle, and the driver is responsible for ensuring that this is done. occur. In addition, Virginia law requires that people in the front seats of vehicles be properly restrained, regardless of their age, and people 18 years of age and older can be ticketed.

For more information on NHTSA Click on it or Ticket campaign, visit their website.

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