Orange County Sheriff’s Department
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lt. Jeff Hallock (714) 647.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg (714) 647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Life Saving Click It or Ticket Mobilization Begins
SANTA ANA, Calif. (May 16, 2014) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, beginning Monday, May 19, 2014, deputies will be joining the 2014 National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization in cracking down on motorists who are not seat belted in.
Even with a seatbelt usage rate of 97.4 percent, California still has 800,000 or more motorists who fail to buckle up. In a crash, they stand a 50 percent greater chance of being killed than those who have taken the two seconds to buckle up. In an on-going effort to reach those remaining safety hold-outs, police and sheriff departments across the state, as well as the California Highway Patrol (CHP), will be taking part in Click It or Ticket from May 19th through June 1st. Continue reading