Click It or Ticket enforcement runs through June 1

The 2014 national Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization will run through June 1.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol will join forces with members of the 6-State Trooper Project for a
multi-state enforcement effort that will also focus on safety belts through Memorial Day. Additional
Members of the 6-State Trooper Project include the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police, Michigan
State Police, Pennsylvania State Police and the West Virginia State Police.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), 10,335 vehicle occupants who died in 2012 were not wearing their safety belts at the time of
the crash. Last year in Ohio, 59 percent of the people killed were not wearing a safety restraint.
"Too many drivers and passengers are not wearing their safety belts, and it all too often ends in
tragedy," said Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol superintendent. "It doesn’t matter which state
you’re driving in – I want you to get home safely."
More than 900 law enforcement partners around Ohio, including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, will be
aggressively enforcing the law during the Click It or Ticket mobilization.
"It’s simple – safety belts save lives and reduce injury in crashes," said Director John Born
of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. "It is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself,
your family and your friends."
In 2012, safety belts saved an estimated 12,174 lives nationwide, according to NHTSA. While this year’s
Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs through June 1, troopers will continue their zero
tolerance policy year-round when motorists are stopped for other violations and are found to not be
wearing their safety belt.
Troopers ask that motorists wear their safety belts every time and insist that those who travel with them
buckle-up as well. Law enforcement and other safety partners will be holding awareness events and
educational activities to stress the importance of safety belt use around the state during the
mobilization.