‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign continues; motorists encouraged to exercise safety

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The ‘Click It Or Ticket ‘campaign continued alongside Thomas Edison High School.

Elmira Heights Police made their presence known as they looked to enforce the law onto motorists of simply buckling up.

Elmira Heights police chief Rick Stevens said this is a crucial step for law enforcement to keep drivers safe. 

“Seat belts save lives plain and simple. We are out here to make sure people are complying with that and remind them. Unfortunately today for them we’re reminded them with a ticket. The whole point us to take lives.”

According to the national highway traffic safety administration, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the united states.  Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too.

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