for "Click It or Ticket" (from left) lt. D. Bastinck, Chief E. Rose,
P.O. T. Franco, P.O. M. Wyka, P.O. J. Mecionis, Capt. J. Cook, and P.O.
Lawn Police Chief Erik Rose announces that the Fair Lawn Police Department
will be participating in the nationwide Click It or Ticket Mobilizations,
enforcement of the State's safety belt laws. Those who fail to buckle up
will be issued a summons that carries a fine.
goal of the effort is to boost the State's 90% safety belt use rate and
reduce motor vehicle fatalities.
crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for
people aged 15 to 34 in the United States. The past few years have shown an
increase in safety belt use, but more must be done to sustain and improve
on these gains.
belt use saves lives and prevents injuries. Between 1975 and 2000, safety
belts prevented 135,000 fatalities and 3.8 million injuries, saving $585
billion in medical and other costs. If all vehicle occupants had used
safety belts during that period.
we've seen first hand the severe injury and death that often result from
not wearing a safety belt, the Fair Lawn Police Department will be showing
zero tolerance for anyone not buckled up. Unless you want to risk a
ticket, or worse, your life, remember to wear your seatbelt.
"Click It or Ticket"
efforts are an effective tool in raising safety belt use rates. The combination of active
law enforcement, coupled with paid advertising and the support of
government agencies, local schools, community organizations and others,
continues to be an extremely effective means for increasing safety belt
use and saving lives across the country.