Valley Stream, New York 2021-05-29 15:56:35 –
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NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA (WSPA) – The South Carolina Department of Public Security and the Governor of North Carolina’s Highway Safety Program launched a safe driving campaign on Monday to ensure that divers are wearing seat belts. Enhanced patrol.
As we head towards Memorial Day’s weekend plans, we’ll see more National Guard along the road.
The purpose of Click It or Ticket is to remind drivers and passengers of the importance of buckling and the legal consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, including fines.
AAA spokesperson Tiffany Wright said it was still shocking that people still needed to tighten in 2021.
“All you have to do is wear a seatbelt. Unfortunately, I think it’s a shame that we’re still talking about that. Make it a habit to wear a seatbelt, not just on holidays. Must be, “said Wright.
by North CarolinaA violation of North Carolina seatbelt law could result in a fine of $ 180 ($ 266 if passengers under the age of 16 are not properly detained). This does not include the potential cost of lost life.
South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis states that road accidents are at the most deadly time of the year. Seat belt wearing campaign It is important.
“Almost 50% of people who die on our roads aren’t wearing seat belts. Highway patrols make you a little longer so you can enjoy your time with your family. I want to keep it, “said Hovis.
Last year, 366 people died in South Carolina between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This period is known as the 100 most deadly days of summer.
“So far this year, 259 of the 366 people who died in a car crash weren’t buckling (wearing seat belts),” said Colonel Chris Williamson of SCHP. “We know that seat belts save lives, so this summer our soldiers will focus on safety belt and child seat violations to keep drivers safe on the highway. . “
According to Hovis, only about 7% of drivers in South Carolina do not wear seatbelts, but drivers who do not wear seatbelts account for 47% of all road fatalities.
The Buckle Up SC and Click It or Ticket campaigns will continue until June 6th.
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