Once again, the Baxter County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to “Click It or Ticket.” As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country, including the Sheriff’s Office, will be stepping up enforcement from May 18 through May 31, just ahead of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in an accident, buckling up.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants killed in accidents in 2013 were unrestrained. Participating agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt enforcement, issuing citations whenever a violation is observed. Deputies will be out enforcing seat belt violations by means of the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant the Sheriff’s Office receives from the State to pay overtime for that purpose.
Baxter County Sheriff’s Office