Seat Belt Enforcement Boosted In 40 Michigan Counties

May 20, 2014

Law enforcement officials in 40 Michigan counties are stepping up enforcement of seat belt regulations.

The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning says the annual “Click It or Ticket” safety belt enforcement zones and extra enforcement begin Monday. Officials last week kicked off the effort with an advertising campaign about enforcement plans.

The effort through the Memorial Day travel weekend effort involves local police, sheriff’s offices and state police. Federal traffic safety funds support the campaign.

seatbeltThe goal is to increase seat belt use to reduce traffic deaths and injuries. Last year, the state’s seat belt use rate was 93 percent, down from a high of 97.9 percent in 2009. Officials say that they want to help get seat belt use up to the 98 percent level.

Latest Comments

  • May 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm
    Cindy says:
    I'd rather see them work on enforcing texting behind the wheel....I see that more than I see someone without their seatbelt on. Someone not wearing there seatbelt does not pu... read more
  • May 20, 2014 at 1:48 pm
    Bre says:
    It makes me crazy that we have to wear seatbelts but motorcyclists do not have to wear helmets... If they cared about our safety, helmets would be mandatory.
  • May 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    Scott R says:
    It makes me ill when I hear Government declare they care about my safety. MONEY GRAB!
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