Buckle Up or Pay: Click-it or Ticket Campaign Begins Today

click it or ticket 2014Police departments around the nation will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the National Click it or Ticket campaign – which begins today.From May 18 – May 31, 2015 law enforcement agencies nationwide will conduct Click It or Ticket campaigns that incorporated zero-tolerance enforcement to increase safety belt use and defend against one of the greatest threats to us all – serious injury or death in traffic crashes.

Click It or Ticket is a high-publicity law enforcement effort that gives people more of a reason to buckle up – the increased threat of a traffic ticket. Most people buckle up for safety. But for some people, it is the threat of the ticket that spurs them to put on a safety belt.

click it or ticket 2015In Click It or Ticket programs, law enforcement agencies are asked to mobilize to focus on safety belt violations and publicize the stepped-up effort through news media and advertising. It is the two-pronged approach that makes these campaigns powerful: Not only are tickets issued to unbelted motorists, but the surrounding publicity ensures that people know they are more likely to get a ticket.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Can someone please explain to me how the seatbelt law FOR ADULTS is constitutional?
    I agree with the law in regard to belting in minors. I am also ok with mandating car company’s to install seatbelts inorder to give people the option of using a seat belt.
    However why does the government have a right to tell me (an adult) to wear a seatbelt??? I’m only puting myself in danger.
    Don’t get me wrong I agree that wearing a seat belt is very important and it saves many many lives. In fact I always wear a seatbelt! But does the end justify the means? If so there is no end to what can be outlawed and restricted! Case in point – the attempted soda ban in NY.
    Now the reason why no elected official would challenge this law in court is because he would be labeled a murderer because the fact is lives are saved because of the law. But one can argue that lives can potentially be saved if for example – cigarettes would be outlawed even for adults and on the list would go…
    I eagerly await an intelegent response as to how this law is constitutional…
    P.S. Don’t bother responding about how important it is to wear a seatbelt because there is no argument about that.

  2. Can someone please explain to me how the seatbelt law FOR ADULTS is constitutional?
    I agree with the law in regard to belting in minors. I am also ok with mandating car company’s to install seatbelts inorder to give people the option of using a seat belt.
    However why does the government have a right to tell me (an adult) to wear a seatbelt??? I’m only puting myself in danger.
    Don’t get me wrong I agree that wearing a seat belt is very important and it saves many many lives. In fact I always wear a seatbelt! But does the end justify the means? If so there is no end to what can be outlawed and restricted! Case in point – the attempted soda ban in NY.
    Now the reason why no elected official would challenge this law in court is because he would be labeled a murderer because the fact is lives are saved because of the law. But one can argue that lives can potentially be saved if for example – cigarettes would be outlawed even for adults and on the list would go…
    I eagerly await an intelegent response as to how this law is constitutional…
    P.S. Don’t bother responding about how important it is to wear a seatbelt because there is no argument about that.

  3. Dear Lakewood says: If one is in an accident , chances are your injuries
    will be much more severe unbelted. More medical expenses for your insurance company , means higher rates for everybody.
    Also ,if you get into a skid,it’s easier to regain control if you stay belted behind the wheel.

  4. When I was young, there were no seat belts and the accident rates were much lower. One has to wonder if the seat belts encourage people to drive more recklessly or aggressively.

  5. To Dov: I hear your 2 points.
    In response to your first point that it does affect others in the way of insurance rates… I would say if for example cigarettes were outlawed wouldn’t health insurance rates go down? Where does it end?
    In response to your second point that it can harm others because it’s easier to regain control… I would say how about an adult passenger? Why would he/she have to be belted?

  6. Because you don’t have a constitutional right to drive. You have to follow the rules of the road. You can’t commit suicide even though its only your self that’s being harmed. When someone doesn’t wear a seatbelt and gets into an accident, the emergency workers might have a traumatic experience trying to put you back together. That’s not just hurting yourself. How about your family?

  7. Jtw u have a point from lakewood which i agree to but no one can argue it’s all about the money. Not safety. seat belt is 50/50 if Some one will get hurt or not.

  8. It is unconstinaul to not wear a seatbelt because it is NOT safe. The goverment looks after you and wants you to be safe. It is for your own good. They should outlaw smoking, soda, and sugar. We would all be healithier people. They should outlaw plastic bags as well. We shld all go organic. GO GREEN!

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