2010 National Click It or Ticket Mobilization

Message to Students

Click It or Ticket 2010 — Save Your Money and Your Life

From May 24 to June 6, 2010, the New York State Police will join their fellow law enforcement officers nationwide to step up seat belt enforcement in support of the 2010 Click It or Ticket national mobilization. 

During the mobilization police will be conducting seat belt checkpoints and other zero tolerance belt enforcement activities both day and night. You can expect that if you’re stopped by the police and you aren’t wearing a seat belt — either as a driver or a passenger — you will get a ticket. Not a warning. No exceptions.

You may not know this, but as a teenager you are more likely to die and become disabled or disfigured in a car crash than at any other time in your life. However, wearing your seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

In fact, seat belts:

  • Reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45 percent — and by 60 percent in pickup trucks, SUVs, and minivans;
  • Increase the odds of survival in a rollover crash in a light truck by nearly 80 percent;
  • Save lives — 13,250 lives in 2008 alone and over 75,000 lives during the five-year period from 2004 through 2008.

So buckle up every trip, every time. And make sure everyone in your vehicle does the same. You’ll save money on a fine and possibly save your life — or the lives of family members and friends.

Don’t forget that buckling a seat belt takes about two seconds; it is these few seconds that can change your life forever!

 

Last Modified on April 25, 2011
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