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FAYETTEVILLE POLICE PARTICIPATE IN CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN
Fayetteville Police Chief Greg Tabor announced today that the Fayetteville Police Department will join local and national law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates all across the country for the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization, May 20-June 2. During the mobilization, officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seat belts.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 52 percent of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. As noted, deaths involving seat belt nonuse are more prevalent at night than during the daytime. According to NHTSA, 62 percent of the 10,135 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
The Fayetteville Police Department urges motorists to wear their seat belts at all times.