Thursday, November 18, 2010

Virginia State Police Says "Buckle Up" to Save Your Life

Through this Sunday, Nov. 21, the Virginia State Police will join local law enforcement in a statewide, high-visibility Click-It-or-Ticket enforcement effort.

The traffic safety project is an educational and enforcement program aimed at increasing seatbelt use in Virginia with the goal of saving lives. In 2009, Virginia experienced the highest recorded seatbelt use rate at 82 percent. Regrettably, that left another 18 percent of Virginians making the conscious decision to risk their lives by not wearing a seatbelt.

Last year, 333 unbuckled individuals lost their lives in a traffic crash on Virginia’s roads.

Virginia State Police will utilize troopers to participate in the week-long, strict enforcement Click-It-or-Ticket mobilization. As troopers enforce traffic laws, Virginians can expect to see particular attention paid to whether or not a seatbelt is being worn.

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