Be a Part of Progress
From May 23 – June 5, State and local law enforcement agencies across the nation will increase enforcement to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts. Plan ahead and reach out to advocate for child passenger safety to be included in your local outreach and education efforts. (Click ahead to May 16th in this calendar for resources to support increased awareness efforts.)
- Click It or Ticket (CIOT) isn’t about the citations; it’s about saving lives. In 2014, there were 9,385 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. To help prevent crash fatalities, we need to step-up enforcement and crack down on those who don’t wear their seat belts.
- If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat belts, an additional 2,814 lives could have been saved in 2014 alone.
- In 2014, there were 602 children 12 and younger killed in motor vehicle crashes. Of those deaths, more than a third (34%) were unrestrained.
Click here for the 2016 Click It or Ticket Fact Sheet: Change Habits to Save Lives