SVPD joins national seat belt enforcement campaign on May 21

Adam Curtis Police Press Releases, Public Affairs Press Releases

On behalf of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Sierra Vista Police Department will be participating in the 2018 National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization on May 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Border to Border (B2B) is a one-day, four-hour national seat belt awareness Click It or Ticket kickoff campaign coordinated by participating state highway offices and their respective law enforcement liaisons. Law enforcement agencies will join forces to provide increased seat belt enforcement at state borders, sending a zero-tolerance message to the public. Seat belt use is the single most effective way to survive a crash. The goal of this campaign is to reduce traffic fatalities and save lives.

Failure to be properly restrained is one of the top three causes of deaths on Arizona’s roads and highways. The other top two are driving impaired and speeding.

Arizona law requires each front seat occupant of a motor vehicle have the lap and shoulder belt properly adjusted and fastened while the vehicle is in motion. A person shall not operate a motor vehicle on the highways in Arizona when transporting a child who is under five years of age unless that child is properly secured in a child restraint system.

With the continuous support from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, the Sierra Vista Police Department reminds occupants of a vehicle to Buckle Up… It’s the Law!