The latest edition of the national “Click it or Ticket” seat belt campaign begins today and runs through Sunday, June 6, with more law enforcement officers on streets and highways around the country.
Dozens of agencies across Nebraska, including the Chadron Police Department and Nebraska State Patrol, have received grants from the Nebraska Dept of Transportation – Highway Safety Office to cover overtime costs.
Col John Bolduc, Supt of the Nebraska State Patrol, says “The stats are clear that seat belts save lives. Every time you get into a vehicle, buckle up and increase your chances of surviving a crash.”
In 2019, 63% of the people who died on Nebraska roads were not wearing their seat belt at the time of the crash.
National statistics show that, when used, seat belts reduce the risk of fatalities by 45% for front-seat passenger car occupants and by 60% for light truck occupants
“Click it or Ticket” is a national mobilization of law enforcement agencies with a focus on seat belt violations and education.