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Posted on: November 16, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Click it or Ticket Enforcement Campaign

PRESS RELEASE


City of Woodland Police Department
 
1000 Lincoln Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695
Phone: 530-661-7800
Fax: 530-662-5377



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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ted Ruiz, ted.ruiz@cityofwoodland.org, 530-661-7800                       11/16/ 2020

 

Californians Encouraged to Buckle Up on Every Trip

Nov. 16-29 is Click it or Ticket Seat Belt Enforcement Campaign

 

Woodland, Calif. – Throughout the month of November, the Woodland Police Department is joining agencies across the country promoting the importance of wearing a seat belt in the car and keeping children safe by making sure they are properly restrained.

 

This year’s Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign is from Nov. 16-29. During this time, the Woodland Police Department will have additional officers on patrol looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt. This includes drivers who do not properly secure children in child safety seats.

 

While the seat belt use rate in California was 96% last year, there has been a noted drop in seat belt use by back seat passengers. A recent report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) found only 76% of rear seat passengers wore seat belts.

 

“A seatbelt has already saved my life so I continue to wear it.” Woodland PD, Officer M Juarez said.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts saved nearly 15,000 lives of people ages five and older in 2017.


The fine for a seat belt violation is $162. California law requires a child be properly secured in a safety seat in the second row of a vehicle, when available, until they are at least 8 years of age. Children under the age of 2 must ride rear-facing or until they reach 40 pounds or 40 inches in height. 

 

California has a primary seat belt law, which allows law enforcement officers to ticket someone for not wearing a seat belt without committing another traffic violation.




 


 

 

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