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Hillsborough Police Increase Vigilance During Seat Belt Campaign May 21-June 3

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ -- Law enforcement officers in the township and throughout Somerset and Hunterdon counties will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.

Beginning May 21st  and running through June 3rd , the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts. 

“Using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling,” said Gary Poedubicky, acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety. "In 2016, it is estimated that more than 14,500 lives were saved nationally by the proper use of seat belts.” 

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Poedubicky added that a key focus of this year’s campaign is to promote seat belt usage by adults in all seating positions in the vehicle, both front AND rear seats. The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey currently stands at 94.07 percent. However, adults riding in rear seats are buckling up at a significantly lower rate, only 48 percent in the most recent survey. “For whatever reason, there seems to be a disconnect with people feeling they don’t need to buckle up when riding as a passenger in rear seats, and this is a concern,” he said.

During the 2017 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 350 New Jersey police agencies participated in the two-week initiative.  As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 17,792 seat belt citations, 6,363 speeding summonses and made 976 impaired driving arrests. 

Participating Agencies in Somerset and Hunterdon Counties include:

Bedminster, Bernards, Bound Brook, Branchburg, Clinton Township, Far Hills, Franklin-Somerset, Frenchtown, Green Brook, Lebanon, Manville, Montgomery, North Plainfield, Peapack Gladstone, Readington, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, Somerville, South Bound Brook, Town of Clinton, Warren, Watchung, West Amwell.

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