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‘Click It or Ticket’ traffic patrols set

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, state police and Highway Safety Network are urging motorists to keep traffic safety top of mind when behind the wheel this holiday weekend, and all summer long.

The agencies are working with municipal police departments and other safety partners across the commonwealth to participate in the National “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Mobilization running through June 4.

“Seat belts save lives,” said Mike Carroll, PennDOT secretary. “If you know someone who doesn’t wear their seat belt, please ask them to consider changing their habit. Losing a loved one in a crash because they weren’t buckled can truly devastate a family. A seat belt is your best protection in a crash, but you have to ‘click it!’”

As part of the enforcement mobilization, state and local police agencies will be taking part in coordinated, high visibility enforcement by utilizing roving patrols, traffic enforcement zones and speed enforcement details on roads with high rates of unbuckled crashes.

Pennsylvania law requires drivers, front-seat passengers, and any occupant younger than 18 to buckle up when riding in a vehicle.

Children younger than age 4 must be properly secured in an approved child safety seat. Children younger than age 2 must ride in a rear-facing car seat until they outgrow the maximum weight and height limits designated by the seat manufacturer. Booster seats are required for children ages 4 to 8.

For more information on seat belt safety visit, www.PennDOT.pa.gov/Safety.

The public can join the discussion on social media using the hashtags #BeSafePA, #BuckleUp, and #ClickItOrTicket.

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