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2017 Click It or Ticket


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2017

CONTACT: Capt. Wes Mayley, 228-467-9222, wmayley@baystlouis-ms.gov

 

 

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22

Bay St. Louis Law Enforcement Will Show Zero Tolerance

 

Bay St. Louis, MS - As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Bay St. Louis Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

 

Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up. It’s such a simple thing, and it should be an automatic next step after sitting down in a vehicle. As the Memorial Day weekend approaches and the summer vacation season ramps up, we want to keep our community members safe, and make sure people are doing the one thing that can save them in a crash: buckling up. If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving and gets them to buckle up, we’ll consider it a success.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2015 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 57 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.

 

During the national Click It or Ticket campaign, officers of the Bay St. Louis Police Department will be conducting safety check points throughout the city. While the safety check points are in place, the officers will be focusing on seat belt and child safety seat usage in an effort to increase public safety on the road. Officers will be conducting check points at the following locations during the event; the intersection of MS-603 & Longfellow Road, the intersection of Dunbar Ave. & Highland Drive, the intersection of Washington St. & Old Spanish Trail, the intersection of South Beach Blvd. & Bookter Street, the intersection of Main Street & St. Francis Street, and the intersection of Old Spanish Trail & Bouslog Street.

 

The Officers and employees of the Bay St. Louis Police Department ask that you please help us spread this life-saving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time. Thank you and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.

 


 

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