Buckle Up Arizona Enforcement Campaign
May 16, 2012
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 enforce Arizona's seat belt and child safety seat
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
As part of a the 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...It's the Law!
Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the
importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicles collisions
continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries
to the citizens of our state. The enforcement mobilization will
run from May 21 through June 3.
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 by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety.