Buckle Up - Click It or Ticket Program Statewide Event May 17th - June 1st
As always, make sure that you and your passengers are buckled in, EVERY time you are out driving. Mostly for safety, but we don't want you to be getting any tickets either ... This is especially important May 17th - June 1st, when law enforcement agencies around the state will be teaming up to emphasize seatbelt enforcement.
Here's the official press release from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department:
Joining Forces Click It or Ticket Campaign Kicks Off
Law Enforcement in Nevada Gears Up
Enterprise, NV- As a part of the Click It or Ticket campaign, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will be Joining Forces with other law enforcement agencies around Nevada for a Seatbelt Enforcement Event. The Click It or Ticket Event will take place from May 17th, 2021 through June 1st, 2021.
This Click It or Ticket Campaign aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible patrols across the State of Nevada looking for seatbelt violations, providing safety about the use of seat belts and how significant they are during a vehicle crash. According to the National Highway Traffic & Safety (NHTSA) in 2017, there were a total of 10,076 unbuckled passengers and drivers who were killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55% of the vehicle occupants were killed at night time not wearing their seatbelts. Law Enforcement agencies will be taking a no excuse approach to seat belt enforcement and will be issuing citations throughout the day and night.
For more information about seatbelt safety and the state’s Zero Fatalities goal or on Joining Forces and other statewide traffic safety programs, please visit http://www.zerofatalitiesnv.com.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety’s- Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) provides funding for law enforcement agencies to participate in Joining Forces to reduce traffic deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.