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Henderson Police Remind Motorists to Click It or Ticket

May 09, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KATRINA ROTHMEYER, (702) 267-4596

Henderson, Nev. – Wearing a seat belt while driving or riding in a vehicle on Nevada roadways is not optional. Henderson Police Department officers will be out in force looking for motorists and their passengers not wearing seat belts during the Click It or Ticket enforcement effort beginning May 10 through May 23.

Officers will use saturation patrols throughout Henderson to stop vehicles for traffic violations and then check for seat belt use. Seat belt violations are a secondary offense in Nevada.

Click it or Ticket is a national program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is the country’s most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping create a national seat belt usage rate of about 89.6 percent for 2018.

Seat belts help prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Using a seat belt reduces the risk of a fatal injury by up to 50 percent for front seat occupants and up to 75 percent for rear seat occupants.

Henderson Police Department received $183,360 in federal funding for the extra patrols through the Nevada Department of Public Safety – Office of Traffic Safety for the 2019 Joining Forces program.

Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement of traffic safety laws. The goal is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.

Please contact Officer Katrina Rothmeyer, Public Information Officer at 702-267-4509

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