ROSELLE PARK, NJ - Starting May 19 and running through June 1, the Roselle Park Police Department and other agencies throughout New Jersey will be participating in the National “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
The annual initiative includes high-visibility law enforcement seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, as well as local and national publicity designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts. Officers will also be focusing on rear seat passengers, as well.
“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 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.”
During the 2013 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 422 police agencies participated in the two-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 26,049 seat belt citations, 4,895 speeding summonses and made 860 drunk driving arrests.
Remember, when you get in your car you have two options, "Click it or Ticket"!