The state-wide Click it or Ticket campaign began on Monday and will run through the end of November. Sheriff’s deputies – and particularly traffic enforcement deputies – will be out county-wide keeping an eye out for people who are not wearing safety belts.
This is just a reminder: they are called “safety” belts for a reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2.2 million adult drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms as a result of being injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2012. And safety belts in automobiles reduce serious crash related injuries by about half.
Always wear your safety belt, even if you are only going a short distance in your car. And make sure young drivers in your family wear them as well. It could make the difference between life and death if you are involved in an automobile accident.