Law enforcement officers from the Ocean City Police Department will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and their passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
Beginning May 21 and running through June 3, the annual initiative high visibility law enforcement seat belt patrols. Included is a national publicity campaign designed to ensure that drivers and passengers recognize the life-saving value of seat belts.
Using a seat belt is the simplest way a driver and their passengers can protect themselves when traveling. Motor vehicle occupants who buckle up increase their chances of surviving a crash by as much as 75 percent.
The “Click It or Ticket” mobilization will be the only statewide seat belt enforcement crackdown in New Jersey this year. The goal of the campaign is to raise New Jersey seat belt usage rate, which currently stands at 94.07%. Law enforcement and safety officials want to ultimately see a 100 percent compliance rate.
New Jersey has a strong front seat belt usage rate, but there is still work to do. To meet our goals enforcement must continue along with efforts to educate all motor vehicle occupants about the importance of buckling up on every ride.