Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign - Arizona Occupant Protection Enforcement Program
Click or Ticket begins statewide- Sept. 25 through Oct. 3
Friday, September 24, 2010 -
In an effort to save more lives on
As part of a special Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up
Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicles collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state.
The enforcement mobilization will run from September 25 to October 3, 2010.
Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% – and by 60% for occupants of pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.
Funding was provided to these agencies from a $600,000 demonstration grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designed to increase and sustain the seatbelt usage in Maricopa and Pima counties over the course of one year.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety is a state-level law enforcement agency whose mission is to protect human life and property by enforcing state laws, deterring criminal activity and providing vital support to the State of Arizona and its citizens.