The Webster County Sheriff’s Office will be participating in the national “Click Or Ticket” campaign beginning Monday Nov. 16th running through Sunday Nov. 29th.
Thanksgiving is the time of year were we are excited to travel to be with family and friends. Travel
may look a little different this year but remembering to use your seat belt shouldn’t. If you are traveling
down the block or across the country, make sure you buckle up every time. Click It or Ticket isn’t
about citations; it’s about saving lives.
Rear passengers who aren’t buckled up are 2.7 times more likely to be killed than belted rear passengers.
Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2018, 65 percent
of the 22,697 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. Men also wear their
seat belts at a lower rate than women do—52 percent of men killed in crashes were
unrestrained, compared to 39 percent of women killed in crashes.
This annual campaign is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration’s national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort that runs from
November 16-29, 2020. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep people safe, the national seat
belt campaign runs concurrent with this busy travel season.