Since its inception in 2002, Texas’ “Click It or Ticket” campaign has reportedly reduced total traffic accident fatalities by 2,800. Serious injuries have also fallen a total of 48,000.
That’s why State Troopers are bringing it back for the ninth straight year. Beginning today, law enforcement officials statewide will begin taking more aggressive action toward catching and ticketing drivers and passengers who are not following state seat belt laws. This includes those mandating that children who are under the age of eight – and also under the height of four foot nine inches – should be in booster seats.
The war against unrestrained vehicle occupancy is far from over. The most recent statistics from TXDOT (2009) show a yearly total of 976 fatalities involving an occupant not using a seat belt. They also total over 10,000 confirmed injuries of individuals not using seat belts.
From the motor vehicle accident lawyers at Jeff Rasansky’s office – drive safely, Dallas.