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Central Joins “Click It or Ticket 2010”

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Motorists Face Stepped Up Enforcement

Central, LA – In 2008, 12,671 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle crashes nationwide between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those who died were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crashes, compared to less than half (45%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed during the daytime hours of 6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m.

“Nighttime drivers and passengers continue to be among those least likely to wear seat belts. Consequently, they are also among those most likely to die in motor vehicle crashes. That’s why the city of Central is supporting enhanced nighttime enforcement of belt laws during the May 24–June 6, 2010, Click It or Ticket campaign,” said David Barrow, City of Central Executive Assistant.

The City of Central joins hundreds of law enforcement officials, highway safety representatives and safety advocates nationwide who have vowed support of the annual mobilization. High-visibility enforcement such as the Click It or Ticket mobilization is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 84 percent in 2009. And belt use saves thousands of lives each year across America. In 2008 alone, seat belts saved 13,250 lives nationwide.

“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped up Click It or Ticket activities that will take place around the clock. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket — not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions.”

Remember this May 24 to June 6, 2010: It’s Click It or Ticket. Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You’ll save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.

3 Comments

  1. cmay09

    May 22, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Not wearing a seat belt is a victimless crime. It is just another way for local law enforcement to raise money.
    http://www.centralspeaks.com/forum/general-discussion/every-crime-needs-a-victim/

  2. morgan

    May 23, 2010 at 1:20 am

    Maybe, but you’d have to be stupid to not wear a seat belt if one is provided for you.

    Also, that link/post is remarkably uninformed and full of logical holes, regardless of how often it conjures the spirit of the “real American”.

  3. cmay09

    May 23, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Which parts do you consider uninformed or illogical? Does making your own decisions about your own life scare you in some way as a “real American”? A nation built on sovereignty and you think making your own decisions is wrong! WOW! Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness is truly dead in this nation when we have to be FORCED to do anything! Life- YOU should control your own, Liberty- YOU should work for it every day and it is not achieved though laws only meant to control your life,the pursuit of happiness- this one is tricky, but it involves you THINKING for YOURSELF! Everyone makes mistakes, and should be allowed to make them, they teach you life lessons. If these principles mean nothing to you, then you are not a “real American”. No wonder we are in this position as a nation…..

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