‘Click it or Ticket’ in Lisbon

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LISBON — The Lisbon Police Department will join together with law enforcement officers across the nation in support of the 2010 “Click It or Ticket” effort beginning Monday.

During the May 24 through June 6 national campaign, motorists driving throughout Lisbon can expect to receive tickets, not warnings, if officers find them driving on any of the town’s 70 miles of roads unbuckled, Chief David Brooks said.

Moreover, he adds, motorists can also expect Lisbon police will be out both day and night in rural areas as well as more traveled areas.

Because nighttime drivers are among those least likely to buckle up, nighttime enforcement has become a hallmark of the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization.

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Statistics show that of those drivers in nighttime crashes in 2008, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crashes.

Teens and young adults neglect to buckle up die in greater numbers than any other age group. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for America’s youth, exceeding all other disease-related causes.

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