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Berkeley Participating In National 'Click It Or Ticket' Program

Seat belt checks begin today

Keep those seat belts on.

Berkeley Township police officers will be checking motorists to make sure they are wearing their seat belts during the national "Click It Or Ticket" campaign starting today through June 1, according to the township website.

Every year during the annual Memorial Day weekend holiday period, law enforcement agencies join forces day and night, from coast-to-coast, for an enforcement blitz that delivers on our message Click It or Ticket, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website.

The primary audience continues to be men ages 18 to 34, which research shows are less likely to wear seat belts, according to the NHTSA.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 135,000 lives were saved by safety belt usage nationally between 1975-2000. In New Jersey in 2013, there were 545 motor vehicle fatalities.

A large percentage of the motor vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes were not wearing a seat belt. Wearing a seat belt remains the most effective way to avoid death or serious injury in a motor vehicle crash.

"Our participation is an effort to raise awareness and increase seat belt usage through a combination of enforcement and education," Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. said on the township website.

Chief Wahoo May 19, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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