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星期二, 5月 10, 2016

Malden Police Department: Click It or Ticket

Malden Police Department: Click It or Ticket

Monday, May 9, 2016
The Malden Police Department in partnership with the Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, the Massachusetts State Police, and more than 200 Massachusetts police departments will take part in the nationalClick It or Ticket campaign between May 9th and May 23rd.  This high-visibility enforcement campaign will promote seat belt use and enforce child passenger safety laws through increased traffic enforcement. The campaign is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to remain protected against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Nationally, seat belts reduce serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about half. Motorists are urged to buckle up on every trip, no matter how short, and to be sure children in the vehicle are properly restrained in the appropriate child safety seat or booster seat. Massachusetts at 74% lags well behind the nationwide seat belt use rate of 88.8%.  Adult males between the ages of 18-34 have a lower seat belt use rate (66.68%) than females (82.59%). Those driving pick-up trucks and commercial vehicles had the lowest seat belt use rates and among adults, are considered the most vulnerable motorists in Massachusetts. Essex County and Bristol County had the lowest seat belt use rates in the state (both at 70%).  Bristol, Middlesex and Worcester counties had the highest number of unrestrained fatalities from 2009-2013. Unrestrained fatalities occurred most often during the weekend and between the hours of 9 PM-3 AMNationally, 49% of those killed in motor vehicle crashes were not wearing seat belts.
Massachusetts law requires all occupants to be properly restrained by safety belts when riding in a private passenger motor vehicle, including vans and trucks. Fines begin at $25 per violation. Massachusetts Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law requires children riding as passengers in motor vehicles to be in a Federally-approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured until they are 8 years old or over 57 inches tall. Children older than 8 years old or taller than 57 inches must wear safety belts. Call the Child Passenger Safety Information Line 1 -877-392-5956 with any child passenger safety related questions, specifically questions about age appropriate car seats. Massachusetts has over 150 locations where parents and caregivers can have their child’s car seat checked to be sure it’s installed properly.
“Our goal is to save lives,” said Police Chief Kevin Molis. “As we kick-off the busy summer driving season, it is crucial that all motorists buckle up every time they go out, day and night – no excuses. Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt, including drivers who have neglected to properly buckle their children.”
The Click It or Ticket campaign is funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, visit: www.nhtsa.gov