Click it or Ticket campaign results for Lakewood

The Click it or Ticket campaign results for Lakewood are in.

Police Chief Greg Meyer tells TLS 121 seat belt tickets, and 30 tickets for other violations were issued in Lakewood during the campaign.

The national campaign began Monday, May 22 and ran through June 4. The annual campaign mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.

“Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “In 2015, it is estimated that 14,000 lives were saved nationally by the proper use of seat belts.”

Poedubicky added that a key focus of this year’s campaign is to promote seat belt usage by adults in all seating positions in the vehicle, both front AND rear seats. The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey currently stands at 93.35%. However, adults riding in rear seats are buckling up at a significantly lower rate. “For whatever reason there seems to be a disconnect with people feeling they don’t need to buckle up when riding as a passenger in rear seats, and this is a concern,” he said.

During the 2016 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 387 New Jersey police agencies participated in the two-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 26,551 seat belt citations, 5,517 speeding summonses and made 876 impaired driving arrests.

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    • The cost of paying out an insurance claim on a vehicular death is huge. This causes all of our premiums to rise…a really big problem in NJ. The bigger cost could be for lifetime care, supporting a sever spinal or brain injury patient. This impacts all of us, and is everybody’s business.

    • Maybe if a non-seat belt wearer relinquished all rights to suing the other driver/participants in the case of an accident and agree to summary judgment against them for any damaged caused by their body becoming a projectile. Then yes, it would be nobodiesd business (except for the victims family, co-workers, friends, neighbors and acquaintances).

  1. @mayo

    You should be thanking the LPD for committing already strained resources dedicated to your safety instead of making up bogus driver numbers and demeaning the effort with your beyond ridiculous conclusion: “Nothing”, Grateful much?

  2. Would someone suddenly be in a situation where they slightly lose control of the vehicle,whether it’s from snow or a slight hit from another car,they can either quickly gain back control or continue to spiral out of control,continuing to spiral out of control can impact other cars,pedestrians,etc.the seat belt can be the determining factor of the 2 potential scenarios,hence the seat belt effecting others on the road not just “their own life”.

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