According to stats from the United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than half of the passenger vehicle occupants who died in Massachusetts motor vehicle accidents last year were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. That rate was nine percent higher than the national average.
In response to these sobering statistics, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS) has teamed up with State Police and other local law enforcement agencies to launch a special statewide Click It or Ticket campaign. Starting on November 12, the special crackdown is designed to lower the number of fatal car accidents and increase the use of seat belts.
Throughout the month of November, Massachusetts drivers who are pulled over for traffic violations will also be subject to fines if they or their passengers fail to wear a seatbelt.
Source: Dedham Police Department launches special statewide Click It or Ticket Enforcement effort, Dedham Transcript, November 9, 2009
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