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Alabama Seat Belt Campaign is Underway

Published: Jun 02, 2017 in Car Accidents

Funds made available through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enabled the state to again implement the “Click It or Ticket” Alabama seat belt campaign over this year’s Memorial Day weekend. The program raised visibility for the importance of buckling up as well as properly restraining children in car seats to safeguard against injuries and fatalities.

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Click It or Ticket in Alabama

As part of a national effort to encourage seat belt usage, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs administered “Click It or Ticket” this year through more than 1,500 safety checkpoints across the state’s 67 counties. Running from May 22 until June 4, the campaign communicated that the one second needed to buckle up could mean the difference between life and death. In addition, it generated awareness about the importance of placing children in car seats to ensure they are properly restrained in the event of an auto accident.

Officers in North Alabama issued 727 citations and 115 warnings for not wearing a seat belt during the 2016 “Click It or Ticket” Alabama seat belt campaign. They also issued 22 citations and two warnings for failure to properly restrain a child.

As in previous years, the 2017 “Click It or Ticket” program was marked by state troopers’ heightened presence on roadways. A grant to the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety will permit analysis of traffic safety survey data collected during the campaign. This will help law enforcement agencies better determine areas in their jurisdiction that are particularly problematic. The state also recognizes that seat belt usage is especially challenging at night. Almost 59 percent of those killed in nighttime car crashes across the U.S. in 2013 were not wearing seat belts in contrast to 43 percent of those killed in daytime accidents who were not wearing seatbelts.

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Regardless how safely you drive, others’ negligence can cause an automobile accident that leaves you searching for answers about how best to move forward with your life. Belt & Bruner, P.C. can offer the guidance and counsel you need to seek the compensation necessary for your medical expenses, loss of income, and physical and mental pain.

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