Click It or Ticket 2012
Posted: May 9, 2012
Randolph Township police will be out in force during the 2012 “Click It or Ticket” public education and enforcement campaign which runs from May 21 through June 3, 2012.
Held annually before the start of the summer driving season, law enforcement agencies in New Jersey and nationwide will be taking part in what has been billed as an aggressive mobilization to save lives by cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers.
“Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his/her passengers to protect themselves when traveling,” said Gary Poedubicky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. “In 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.”
Last year, the front seat belt usage in New Jersey rose for the 15th consecutive year to 94.51%. Poedubicky noted that while front seat usage rates continue to increase in New Jersey, law enforcement and safety officials want to ultimately see a 100% compliance rate.
Poedubicky added that the campaign will focus on rear seat passengers as well. Despite laws requiring adult back seat passengers to buckle up, adult back seat belt use stands at only 35 percent.
During last year’s “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 419 police agencies participated in the 2-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 32,228 seat belt citations, 5,865 speeding summonses and made 953 drunk driving arrests.