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The Prescott Valley Police Department is joining other police agencies throughout Arizona in launching the “Click It or Ticket Campaign” starting this week and continuing through November 29, 2020. “Click it or Ticket” refers to putting on a seat belt in order to avoid a traffic citation.
This program is sponsored by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and will also enforce the use of Child Car Seats.
Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle; being thrown from a vehicle is almost always deadly. 54% of vehicle fatalities in 2020 have involved unbuckled occupants.
Airbags are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them. If you don’t wear your seat belt, you could be thrown into a rapidly opening frontal airbag. Such force could injure or even kill you.
“The Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement serves as a reminder to always buckle up,” said Prescott Valley Police Chief Steven Roser. “Our Officers want every driver and passenger to reduce the risk of serious injury, vehicle ejection, or death in the event of a collision on our roadways. Every citation issued could be a life saved.”
If you see traffic violations or reckless driving, contact law enforcement immediately.
Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai County Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.
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