Henderson Police Remind Motorists to “Click It or Ticket”
May 19, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA FARRELL, (702) 267-4596
Henderson, Nev. – Wearing a seat belt while driving or riding in a vehicle on Nevada roadways is not optional. Henderson Police Department officers will be out in force looking for motorists and their passengers not wearing seat belts during the “Click It or Ticket” enforcement effort beginning May 20 through June 2.
Officers will use saturation patrols throughout Henderson to stop vehicles for traffic violations and then check for seat belt use. Seat belt violations are a secondary offense in Nevada.
“Click it or Ticket” is a national program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is the country’s most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping create a national seat belt usage rate of about 90.7 percent for 2019.
Seat belts help prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Using a seat belt reduces the risk of a fatal injury by up to 45 percent as a front-seat passenger.
The Henderson Police Department received $201,000 in federal funding for the extra enforcement initiatives through the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety for the 2020 Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways.
Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws. The goal is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.
Please contact Officer Katrina Farrell, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509
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