Beginning May 20 and running through June 2, 2019 law enforcement agencies throughout Champaign County will be participating in the “Click it or Ticket” national traffic safety initiative.
The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office, Mechanicsburg Police Department, Ohio State Patrol, St. Paris Police Department and Urbana Police Division are all supporting this initiative. The goal is to educate, inform and enforce the importance of folks always wearing safety belts when driving or riding in motor vehicles.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2017 there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes across the United States, including 471 in Ohio.
Ohio law requires every driver and front seat passenger to wear their seat belt. Every child under 8 years old must ride in an appropriate child safety seat. Every child from 8 to 15 years old, unless exempted due to a physical impairment, and is not secured in a car seat must be secured with a seat belt.
Fastening your seat belt can be done easily and quickly and has been proven to help reduce the chances of injury or even worse, death. Join with us in doing your part to help raise the use of seat belts among Champaign County motorists and their passengers. It will increase your chances of avoiding a serious injury or death in the event of a crash.
Information from the Urbana Police Division.