State and local law enforcement agencies across the United States are stepping up enforcement with the Click It or Ticket campaign through June 3.
This concentrated effort will be on the lookout for motorists who aren?t wearing their seat belts. Click It or Ticket is not just about writing traffic tickets; it?s about saving lives. In 2016, the last year in which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has information, there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. That number is more than the population of Grimes, Iowa, and of 99.5 percent of Iowa?s towns and cities.
According to NHTSA 48 percent of the passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2016 were unrestrained. Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes and they had a lower seat belt use rate. It is even worse at night when 56 percent of the fatalities were unrestrained.