Tempe Police Department
May 18, 2012
Tempe, AZ – In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Tempe Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to increase seat belt usage throughout Arizona.
Although Arizona has a secondary seat belt law, the enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage.
As part of a national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona...It’s the Law!
Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state. The enforcements mobilization will run from May 21 thru June 3, 2012.
Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proved to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% - and by 60% for occupants of pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.
Funding was provided to these agencies from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in partnership with the national Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) designed to increase and sustain the seatbelt usage throughout Arizona.
BUCKLE UP ARIZONA…IT’S THE LAW!