Increased Enforcement of Seat Belt Violations
There are always risks of being injured or in a car accident when you are either a driver or pasenger in a motor vehicle. Luckily, there are things that you can do to help make your next car ride a safe one. If you are the driver of the vehicle, you can avoid engaging in distracted driving activities and follow the speed limit to help make your next drive a safe one. Whether you are a driver or a passenger, one practice you should always engage in to help keep you safe in a motor vehicle is wearing your seat belt.
Both in Wisconsin and all over the country, law enforcement officials are stepping up their enforcement of ensuring that all people in a motor vehicle are wearing their seat belt. This increased enforcement goes from May 22, 2017 until June 4, 2017. This increased enforcement has been called “Click It or Ticket.”
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and law enforcement officials hope that “Click It or Ticket” will help to ensure that more people will wear their seatbelts while driving or as a passenger in a vehicle. Wearing a seat belt is a great way to keep yourself safer while riding in a motor vehicle. According to the NHTSA, in 2015, there were almost 10,000 fatalities for those involved in motor vehicle accidents who were not wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.
If you are caught driving without a seatbelt, you will be issued a citation for the offense. The offense will also become part of your driving record, which car insure companies will be able to see.
Help to keep the roadways safer by wearing your seat belt. If you are involved in a car accident, the use of a seat belt can help to save your life and prevent injuries.
How can we get everyone to wear their seat belts when they are in a motor vehicle?