Car Accident Injury Prevention: National Seat Belt Campaign “Click it or Ticket” to start on May 20
In 2011, 52% of passengers who were killed in car crashes were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident. This rate goes up to 62 % for motor vehicle crashes happening overnight compared to 43% during day time. While looking at gender and age, 66% of young men 18 to 34 year old who were killed in a car crash were not wearing a seat belt.
To prevent these traffic fatalities and increase seat belt use, law enforcement agencies will join forces day and night, during the Memorial Day week-end from coast-to-coast, for an enforcement blitz that delivers the message Click it or Ticket.