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The Department of Public Safety (DPS) Has Partnered with the Governors Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) for a Statewide Seatbelt Campaign

“Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law” Campaign to Run Statewide from May 20 to June 2

Friday, May 17, 2013 -

From May 20 to June 2, DPS will be focusing on seatbelt compliance throughout the state. The enforcement campaign, “Buckle Up Arizona...It’s the Law”, is funded through the Governors Office of Highway Safety and is a part of a national campaign. GOHS has provided additional funding for extra highway patrol staffing during the enforcement period and this extra funding is critical to the success of the campaign.

During 2010, there were 497 fatalities on our roadways. In 232 of those, or 47%, seatbelts were not used. By using a seatbelt, the risk of fatal injuries to a front seat occupant can be reduced by 45%.

During the seatbelt campaign, DPS Officers will be targeting seatbelt violations statewide with the ultimate goal of creating a safer traveling environment on our roadways and saving lives.

Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law