New Seat Belt Campaign Launched by the Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS)
ADPS received $40,000 grant for new safety initiative
Monday, February 1, 2016 - 8:00am
- For Immediate Release -
Phoenix — Troopers statewide will once again educate drivers about the importance of seat belt usage with the help of a $40,000 grant from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS).
ADPS will utilize the funding to enhance the seat belt program throughout 2016 by conducting saturation patrols, added manpower and participation in local and national campaigns such as “Buckle Up Arizona, It’s the Law” and “Click it or Ticket.”
“Fatalities are up on state and federal highways throughout the state. Many of these deaths could’ve been prevented had seat belts been used. Thanks to GOHS we will continue to educate the traveling public on this life saving device,” said Colonel Frank Milstead, Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
In 2015, DPS issued 3,162 citations for child safety seat violations. 99 child restraint warnings were issued. In addition, 18,977 seatbelt citations were given out with 408 seatbelt warnings.
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.