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Reminder | Click It or Ticket Begins Monday

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 11:55 pm

| FREE

Beginning Monday, November 16th, and running through Sunday, November 29th, Texarkana Arkansas Police Department and other area law enforcement agencies across the nation will have a Border to Border B2B Click it or Ticket seatbelt campaign.

In a press release issued by TAPD’s Sgt. Kyle Caudle:

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking all states to participate in B2B, a 1-day national seat belt awareness event coordinated by participating state highway safety offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. The B2B initiative aims to increase law enforcement participation by coordinating highly visible seat belt enforcement and providing seat belt fact sheets for drivers at heavily traveled, highly visible state border checkpoints.

According to NHTSA, in 2018, there were 9,778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants
killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle
occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why
one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign and the B2B kickoff event is nighttime
enforcement.

“The Border to Border component of the Click It or Ticket campaign is so important
because it raises awareness about seat belt safety and reminds people that seat belts
aren’t optional,” said Sgt. Les Colley. “The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest
travel weekends of the year. Families will be heading out to spend time with their loved
ones, so it’s imperative we get the word out about the importance of seat belts.”
“If the enforcement campaign wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving,
we’ll consider our mission to be a success,” said Sgt Les Colley. “If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider
changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or
family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and
everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle
up—every trip, every time.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit
www.nhtsa.gov/ciot .
Thank you and you can visit the Texarkana Arkansas Police Department online at
http://www.arkpolice.txkusa.org

 

Details

Start:
November 15 @ 8:00 am
End:
November 29 @ 11:55 pm
Cost:
FREE
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