Multiple news agencies all across California have reported that law enforcement agencies like the California Highway Patrol are focused on catching drivers and passengers who are unbelted.
According to an official statement recently issued by the California Highway Patrol and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, unbelted motorists and passengers are being targeted throughout the state through June 3rd. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign officials urge motorists in the state to keep it in mind that if your seat belt is not on, you will be cited for failure to comply with the law and putting your own life in danger.
The California Highway Patrol has also encouraged drivers to never forget that in all cases, lap and shoulder harness should be used simultaneously to ensure your safety in the event of an accident. Recent data released by the CHP shows that over 1,300 lives were fortunately spared since drivers and passengers had their seat belts fastened in accidents that happened in the year of 2010 alone. About 110 lives could have been spared if victims had used their seat belts.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, nighttime drivers are most likely to refrain from buckling up and are also the ones less likely to survive an accident while unrestrained.
To avoid receiving a $159 citation, buckle up and drive safely. You will be ensuring your safety and the safety of your passengers.