The campaign will run through June 3.
Newton Police will be focusing on seatbelt safety for the next three weeks as part of a "Click It or Ticket" campaign aimed at increasing seatbelt usage in Newton and across Massachusetts. According to Newton Police Officer Dan Devine, the campaign runs May 14-June 3 and is funded through an $8,000 grant from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety (Mass EOPS). During the campaign, which falls during prom and Memorial Day season, officers will focus on seatbelt usage during car stops. Devine clarified that officers cannot pull over a vehicle just for seatbelt usage, but can issue a citation if the vehicle is pulled over for another offense. In 2011, Devine said the state of Massachusetts had a 74 percent seatbelt usage rate. …
Be sure to buckle up!
- POLICE & FIRE
Sunday, May 29, 2011
The following press release is courtesy of the Massachusetts State Police. Massachusetts State Police Announce Start of Spring 2011 ‘Click It or Ticket’ Mobilization In their continued effort to increase seat belt use and enhance traffic safety, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) and the Massachusetts State Police have launched the Spring 2011 ‘Click It or Ticket’ mobilization. The statewide effort, which involves extra high-visibility traffic enforcement and a public information campaign, runs through June 5. State Police and more than 180 local police departments have issued zero-tolerance enforcement policies and will be ticketing unbelted vehicle occupants on roadways in Massachusetts. State Police alone will …