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SUBR Police Department supports “Click It or Ticket”

5/20/2013

The Southern University Police Department as received funding from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission to be part of the annual “Click It or Ticket Campaign.”

 

Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware that the SU Police Department is participating in the “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, with other law enforce agencies to step up enforcement of the state’s occupant protection laws during the mobilization.

 

“Click It or Ticket” is a high visibility enforcement and public awareness campaign aimed at saving lives by getting more people to wear their seat belts. This special enforcement period is part of the state’s annual effort to increase seat belt use through a combination of high visibility enforcement, advertising, and public awareness campaigns.

 

“Click It or Ticket” works. In 2011, seat belts saved an estimated 11,949 lives nationwide, according to the National Safety Administration.

 

The 2013 "Click It or Ticket" national and statewide mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period. According to the Louisiana Highway Research Group data, 11 people were killed in Memorial Day holiday crashed in 2012 – more than during any other holiday in Louisiana last year, with the exception of Thanksgiving.