Click It or Ticket campaign to starts in Auburn

AUBURN — Local police will join police nationwide in a seat-belt enforcement campaign next week.

“Local motorists should be prepared for stepped-up Click It or Ticket activities that will take place around the clock," Deputy Chief Jason Moen said. "If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled any time or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket — not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions.”

High-visibility enforcement, such as the Click It or Ticket mobilization, is credited with increasing the national belt usage rate from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 84 percent in 2009.

In 2008, 12,671 people riding in cars died in motor-vehicle crashes nationwide between the hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m., according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of those who died were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crashes, compared to less than half (45 percent) of the people killed during the hours of 6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m.

Vehicle fatalities in Maine for 2008 totaled 108, with 51 restrained and 45 unrestrained and 12 unknown.

“Nighttime drivers and passengers continue to be among those least likely to wear seat belts," Moen said. "Consequently, they are also among those most likely to die in motor-vehicle crashes. That’s why the Auburn Police Department is supporting enhanced nighttime enforcement of belt laws during the May 24 to June 6, 2010, Click It or Ticket campaign."

In 2008, seat belts saved 13,250 lives nationwide; 714 of those were in Maine. 

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DANNY FITZSIMMONS's picture

This seatbelt law violates

This seatbelt law violates constitutional laws as it requires you to imprison yourself without due process of law THAT IS A FACT!! if you have not broken a law you can not be restrained it is pretty much black and white. Like many other laws which are passed the commitees who oversees the constitutionality of the laws are being paid by the backers of the law to pass it!! then the DNC and RNC over the last few years install justices who were not even a judge or from areas which had little or no experience with the constitution and probably never even read it!, this measure is intentional so as to weaken the constitution as such as it is today. To a politician the constitution is simply a henderence to thiers and thier backers agenda!!

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