STPD to Participate in Click it or Ticket Program

The 2014 Thanksgiving  Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization is scheduled for November 21 – December 1, 2014 and will include the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization is designed to maximize nighttime seat belt use compliance by initiating a combination of enforcement and public awareness activities. This 11 day mobilization will primarily focus on nighttime occupants. Buckle Up PA has invited 110 Law Enforcement Agencies to participate in this mobilization, 0ne of which is Springettsbury The more Seat Belt enforcement conducted after dark provides the best opportunity to reduce unbuckled crashes and increase seat belt use for that segment of the driving population that does not buckle up. Even though Pennsylvania has seen a reduction in nighttime fatalities, an inordinate amount of unbuckled crashes and fatalities occur during nighttime hours. Police will schedule Enforcement Patrols to help address this ongoing problem. BUPA believes the only way to convince the remaining 16% of non seat belt users to buckle up is to write the primary citation for those under 18 and the second seat belt citation for those over 18. Our message is simple; Law enforcement will be writing Seat Belt tickets to save lives, so Buckle Up Day or Night. Information obtained from Buckle Up PA.  For more information please visit their website at patrafficsafety.org/Buckle-Up-PA