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Over 112,000 Tickets Issued During Click-It or Ticket Law Enforcement Campaign

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Over 112,000 tickets have been issued for both vehicle and traffic law violations, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee has announced. The tickets were issued during the annual Buckle Up New York, Click-it or Ticket law enforcement campaign that ran from May 20th through June 2nd.

During the campaign, area law enforcement agencies increased their patrols, targeting drivers and passengers who were not wearing a seatbelt. Tickets were also issued for distracted driving, impaired driving, speeding, and Move Over violations.

“Not wearing a seatbelt may seem like a minor thing, but in a crash, it is the single greatest indicator of whether or not lives will be saved or lost,” said Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner and GTSC Chair Mark J.F. Schroeder. “Statistics show that seat belts save lives whether you are riding in the front or back seat of a vehicle. The results of this education and enforcement campaign underscore the importance of our continued efforts to keep everyone safe on our roads and ensure there are many more seasons of celebrations to come.”

Data provided by the University at Albany’s Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research has shown for 2023, seat belt usage was at an all time high within the state at 94% of drivers and passengers using a seat belt, in 2022, usage was at 92%.

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