Click It or Ticket 2020 Safety Campaign
Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), as well as various public safety and law enforcement agencies throughout the nation, are gearing up for the National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization known as Click It or Ticket. The Click It or Ticket campaign has been around for a while, but there are still people out there who aren’t buckling up. This year, the national mobilization will be running from November 9 – 29, 2020. The campaign will include a strong focus on safety education, information about laws and the enforcement needed to make sure people are buckling up.
The Click It or Ticket mobilization effort will kick off on November 9 for a one-day national seat belt awareness event. This is a boarder-to-boarder initiative, meaning that a variety of law enforcement and state highway safety offices will be participating to increase patrols on busy interstates and other heavy traffic areas. Law enforcement agencies will be coordinating high visibility seat belt enforcement campaigns and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at state border checkpoints.
U.S. Seat Belt Use Facts
- In 2019, the national seat belt use rage was 90.7 percent.
- Among young adults 18-34 years old killed in crashes in 2018, more than half (58 percent) were completely unrestrained.
- Men make up the majority of those killed in vehicle traffic crashes.
- In 2018, 65 percent of the 22,697 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men.
- Men also wear their seat belts at lower rates than women do.
- 52 percent of men killed in crashes were unrestrained.
- 39 percent of women killed in crashes were unrestrained.
Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time
The NHTSA is advising motorists to buckle up for every trip, every time. It doesn’t matter if it’s during a high enforcement period or not. It also doesn’t matter if you’re driving across your neighborhood or across town. Buckling up is the single most effective way to protect yourself in the event of a crash. It also sets a good example for younger generations when they get behind the wheel.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one in a car accident in San Diego or anywhere in Southern California, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.