Oak Ridge Police Department Joins Click It or Ticket: we write tickets to save lives

The Oak Ridge Police Department, in conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office will join local law enforcement officer all across Tennessee and the country for the 2011 national Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization, May 23 through June 5.

Wearing a seatbelt isn’t just important on fast moving highways, in urban areas , or during congestion because motorists die on our state’s roadways all times of day, all days of the week, and on all types of roads. Bucking up is one of the best ways to prevent injury and death in car crashes. This is why officers will be cracking down on motorists who fail to wear their seatbelts – during day and nighttime hours and in urban and rural communities statewide. So, if you ride unbuckled, you are playing with your life and the lives you may leave behind in the event of a fatal crash.

“For the past several years, the Click It or Ticket campaign has been successful in getting more people to buckle up. Yet, many motorists still ride unprotected. That’s why the Oak Ridge Police Department is strongly supporting enhanced enforcement of the seat belt laws between May 23rd through June 5th, 2011.”, said Sgt. Robert Pitts. “It shouldn’t be about the ticket, but if the threat of dying or getting injured in a crash isn’t enough, maybe the fine will be .”

“Law enforcement will be cracking down on violators of Tennessee’s seat belt laws around the clock. Local motorists should be prepared to buckle up. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket – not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions. It isn’t about issuing tickets, it’s about saving lives, “ said Sgt Robert Pitts.

Remember: It’s Click It or Ticket. Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You’ll save the cost of a ticket and maybe even save a life.