Click It Or Ticket Campaign In Sioux Center

November 18, 2020 10:54am

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The Sioux Center Police Department are participating in a national campaign to enforce seatbelt use during the weeks around Thanksgiving.

 

This annual campaign is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s national Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort that runs from now until Nov. 29. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep people safe, the national seat belt campaign runs concurrent with this busy travel season.

 

Thanksgiving is the time of year when many are excited to travel to be with family and friends. Travel may look different this year but the Sioux Center Police Department is reminding everyone that seatbelt use should remain the same. If traveling down the block or across the country, make sure to buckle up every time. Click It or Ticket isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives.

 

Quick facts:

  • Unbelted rear passengers are 2.7 times more likely to be killed than belted rear passengers.
  • The national seat belt use rate in 2019 was 90.7%, which is good—but let’s make it 100%
  • Men make up the majority of those killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In 2018, 65 percent of the 22,697 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed were men. Men also wear their seat belts at a lower rate than women do—52 percent of men killed in crashes were unrestrained, compared to 39 percent of women killed in crashes.

 

Sioux Center Police Chief Mike Halma says the simple click of a seat belt can limit injury or save your life during a crash.  Halma ads, “Be safe, buckle up every trip every time and have a Happy Thanksgiving.”