Multi State Click It Or Ticket Border to Border Enforcement Blitz
Officers are writing tickets to save lives.
WHAT: Press event to kick off the one day, May 19th, seat belt border to border enforcement blitz with law enforcement from Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware.
WHY: From May 19 – June 1, state and local law enforcement agencies are stepping up enforcement to catch motorists who aren’t wearing their seat belts. May 19th is a one day joint enforcement blitz where states who share borders team up to send a ‘zero tolerance’ message to motorists: Driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket, no matter what State you’re driving to.
Young adults are dying at a disproportionate rate because they are not wearing their seat belts. Sixty-two percent of 18- to 34-year-old passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing their seat belts.
Officers aren’t just cracking down for the fun of it. Wearing a seat belt is a serious issue. For the first time in five years, fatalities for unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants have gone up. In 2012, there were 10,335 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants who died. Because of these fatalities, police officers are stepping up enforcement and cracking down on those who don’t wear their seat belts.
Colonel Richard Arroyo- Delaware River and Bay Authority
Mr. Tom Louizou- NHTSA Region 2 Administrator
Elizabeth A. Baker, Ph.D.- NHTSA Region 3 Administrator
Chris Weersing- Saved by the seat belt survivor
Participating law enforcement in attendance: Delaware River and Bay Authority; Delaware State Police; New Jersey State Police; Maryland State Police; Pennsylvania State Police
WHEN: Monday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. (RAIN OR SHINE); Photo opportunity with all law enforcement right after press event
WHERE: Delaware Memorial Bridge Veterans Memorial Park; 132 Cherry Lane; New Castle, DE 19720. If coming from Delaware: Take 295N to exit for U.S. Route 9S (New Castle) – At light, continue straight onto Cherry Lane – park entrance is on the left.
PDF of Press Event