By Amber Houston
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Once a year, Florida law enforcement officers crack down on seatbelt violations. This year’s Click It or Ticket campaign is no different.
The campaign runs from May 19 to June 1. It represents a time where law enforcement officers will be looking hard for these violations in an effort to make the public more aware of personal and public safety.
Over the last five years, the annual campaign has resulted in over three million seatbelt citations. Get in the habit of wearing a seatbelt— avoiding a citation saves time and moneyÖ and could save your life.
In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which backs the campaign each year reports: ìif all passenger vehicle occupants age five and older had worn seatbelts, an additional 3,031 lives would have been saved in 2012.î It goes on to give the shocking comparison that this number represents almost twice the number of lives lost when the Titanic sunk.î
So until June 1 and beyond, be safe—Click It or Ticket.