“Click It Or Ticket” Campaign Soon To Get Underway
In anticipation of one of the busiest travel weekends of the year, the Breaux Bridge Police Department, along with law enforcement agencies across the country, is ramping up its seat belt enforcement.
As part of another national "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the BBPD will be on a vigilant lookout for drivers, and their passengers, who are not wearing seat belts, as we approach the Memorial Day weekend.
“Every day, unbuckled motorists are losing their lives in motor vehicle crashes,” said Breaux Bridge Police Chief Rollie Cantu. “As we approach Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season, we want to make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash, buckling up.”
Though this campaign is taking place from May 18 through May 31, motorists are encouraged to buckle up all year long. The Breaux Bridge Police Department, and participating law enforcement agencies, will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.
“If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes, they’ll tell you—they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” Cantu added. “The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If these enforcement crackdowns get people’s attention, and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job.”
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.