ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Starting Monday, May 23 New York State Police will be out in full force, taking part in the 2016 National Click It of Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization.
Police nationwide say they are sending a zero tolerance message to the public: driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket, no matter what.
The enforcement mobilization runs for approximately two weeks from May 23 through June 5.
“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season, it is critical that everyone buckles up every time they go out, day or night – no excuses,” said Major Charles E. Guess. “To enhance highway safety and save lives, our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt, including drivers that have neglected to properly buckle their children. – Remember, Click It or Ticket.”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 9,385 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2014 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
Police officials say while this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs May 23-June 5, officers will continue their effort to save lives by enforcing seatbelt laws year-round.
For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization visit www.nhtsa.gov.