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    NEW HAVEN POLICE KICK-OFF "CLICK IT OR TICKET" ENFORCEMENT MOBILIZATION

    (5/21/2009) Extended Hours to Focus on All Unbuckled Motorists Day and Night

    NEW HAVEN--The New Haven Police Department is joining with hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws among all motorists and around the clock during the 2009 Click It or Ticket mobilization, which runs from May 18 May 31, 2009.

    In 2006, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 15,046 passenger vehicle occupants were killed between the nighttime hours of 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. Nearly two-thirds (64%) of those killed at night were NOT wearing seat belts compared to less than half (46%) of the passenger vehicle occupants killed during daytime hours.

    Along with nighttime motorists, men particularly young men are among those less likely to buckle up. In 2006, 73 percent of male passenger vehicle occupants between the ages of 18 and 34 who were killed in crashes were NOT wearing seat belts.

    With funding through the CT Department of Transportation, the New Haven Police Department will be conducting seat belt checks throughout the city during this mobilization period.

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    Contact Name: Jessica Mayorga

    Contact Email: jmayorga@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-7660


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