clickit ticket 300GREENVILLE, Ky. (5/13/13) – Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts – beware. The 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 20 to help save lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up. Greenville Police Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.
 
“Too many drivers and passengers on the road are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Chief Darren Harvey. “Our goal is to save more lives, so officers will be out enforcing seat belt laws – day and night.”

While seat belt use is at a record high of 86 percent nationwide, Kentucky lags behind with an 83 percent usage rate. There were 746 total highway fatalities in Kentucky in 2012, with 670 killed in motor vehicles. Of those 670 fatalities, 53.6 percent were not wearing a seat belt. Even though this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs through Memorial Day weekend, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt and other traffic laws year-round.
 
Greenville Police Department will also be conducting random traffic safety check points throughout the remainder of the year. Officers will be observing for proper restraint use, impaired drivers, and other traffic violations. A list of check point locations is available at the Greenville Police Department.

“Those who choose not to wear a seat belt will feel the heat from our officers who will be out cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators. Motorists should buckle up every time they go out, both day and night,” said Chief Harvey. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up…no warnings and no excuses. Click It or Ticket.”
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Wesley Miller (Greenville Police Department)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 23, 2015 7830

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News
April 20, 2015 5050

Nortonville Woman Charged with Meth Possession at…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 24, 2015 4383

UPDATE: Police Can't Substantiate Injured Man…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 22, 2015 4094

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 22,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 22, 2015 4036

Madisonville Man Accused of Domestic Violence/Rape

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 13422

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 02, 2015 8898

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 27, 2015 1527

Online Petition Seeking Re­opening of Shanice…

by Samantha Carver, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 1319

Hopkins County Drug War ― Are We Winning?

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 1184

New Drug Helps Farmer with Parkinson's Return to…

by Laura Dawahare
April 26, 2015 878

White Plains Civil War Festival Provides Learning…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 841

Church Attempts to ‘Inspire’ Teens in Self-Worth,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 27, 2015 841

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 815

Spring Lawn, Garden Fair Participants Learn from…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 26, 2015 643

College of Education Alum's Studies, Experience…

by Amanda Nelson
April 26, 2015 634

Dave Says - April 26, 2015

by Dave Ramsey
April 26, 2015 616

Legislator's Log - Week of April 26, 2015

by Brent Yonts