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Border to Border seat-belt enforcement

May 16, 2014
CLEARFIELD – PennDOT, its Buckle Up PA program, the National Highway Traffic Administration and law enforcement agencies Clearfield county are partnering on a Border to Border seat-belt enforcement operation as part of a Click It or Ticket mobilization May 19 to June 8.
 
The operation will include 370 law enforcement agencies in Pennsylvania’s effort to show drivers and passengers that drivers and passengers driving or riding without a seat belt will result in a ticket, no matter the state.
 
To increase safety on Pennsylvania’s roadways, state and municipal police will conduct Traffic Enforcement Zones, traffic safety checkpoints and roving patrols to target nighttime drivers. The enforcement will kick off with a concentrated patrol on May 19, starting at 6 p.m.
 
Local agencies participating in the initiative include the Clearfield Borough Police Department and the Lawrence Township Police Department.
 
Last year, the Border to Border mobilization saw participation from dozens of lawenforcement agencies during a four-hour morning operation. A total of 970 citations were issued for seat belt and child safety seat violations, as well as 735 citations for other traffic infractions.
 
According to PennDOT data there were 113 crashes in Clearfield County in 2013 in which people were not wearing seat belts, with four people dying in those crashes.
 
The effort supplements major enforcement mobilizations in May and June, as well as the Thanksgiving holiday during which PennDOT distributes $1.1 million statewide in federal enforcement funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
 
For more information, visit www.JustDrivePA.com and visit the Traffic Safety Information page.
 
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