Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign
May 23, 2011
In an effort to save more lives on Arizona's roadways this
month, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is partnering
with the Mesa Police Department and other local law enforcement
agencies to increase seat belt usage throughout Arizona.
Although Arizona has a secondary seat belt law,
the enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic
enforcement with a "zero tolerance" approach towards seat belt
and child safety seat usage.
As part of the 2011 national Click It or Ticket
seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across
the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and
increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message:
Buckle Up Arizona...No Excuses!
Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the
importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicle collisions
continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries
to citizens of our state. The enforcement mobilization will run
from May 23 to June 5.
Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to
protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk
of fatal injury to front seat passenger car occupants by 45% and
by 60% for occupants of pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.
Funding was provided to these agencies by the Governor's Office
of Highway Safety, in partnership with the National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), designed to increase and
sustain seat belt usage in Maricopa and Pima counties over the
course of one year.