November 14, 2007

Cornell Police Begin Aggressive Enforcement of Seat Belt Law

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This week, the Cornell Police Department launched a more aggressive two-week-long installment of its ongoing “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement campaign. Since Monday, the CUPD has been cracking down on motorists without seatbelts in an effort to keep drivers safe during the holiday season. The campaign will last until Nov. 25.
The “Click it or Ticket” seatbelt enforcement campaign is conducted by law enforcement offices across the country in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. According to the NHTSA, more than half of the 31,415 people killed in car accidents nationwide in 2005 were not wearing their seatbelts.
“Wearing a seatbelt costs you nothing and it may save your life or protect you from serious, possibly life-altering injury,” stated Cornell Police Sgt. Chuck Howard in a University press release. “Not wearing a seatbelt, especially during this Thanksgiving period, will definitely cost you a ticket at the very least, and maybe your life.”
For more information about the “Click it or Ticket” campaign and national traffic safety, visit