Click it or Ticket

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                    CONTACT: Lt. Mike Kearney

DATE: 05/22/19                                                                                                          PHONE: (760) 839-4901

 

PREPARED BY: Lt. Mike Kearney

 

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Starts May 20

 

From May 20 to June 2 The Escondido Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers and passengers who are not buckled up, including drivers who do not secure children in child safety seats. The enforcement effort is part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign focused on increasing seat belt use.

 

At 96.2%, California has one of the highest seat belt use rates in the nation. However, 532 people killed in crashes statewide last year were not wearing a seat belt.

 

In California, the fine for a seat belt violation is $162, and $490 for failing to secure a child in the proper safety seat. Under California law, children under two years old, 40 pounds and 40 inches are required be in a rear-facing car seat. Children under the age of eight must be secured in a car or booster seat.

 

California has a primary seat belt law, which allows law enforcement officers to ticket someone for not wearing a seat belt without committing another traffic violation.

 

Funding for Click It or Ticket enforcement efforts are provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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