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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Click it or Ticket Seat Belt Campaign

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Click it or Ticket Seat Belt Campaign
Station Area:Coachella and La Quinta
Written Date:May 20, 2021Time:8:00 AM
Incident Date:May 24, to June 6, 2021Time:N/A
Incident Location:The Cities of Coachella and La Quinta
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Mariano Matos III/Sergeant Chris Olsen
File Number(s):N/A


Details:

Coachella and La Quinta, Calif. – Riverside County Sheriff’s Department encourages the public to wear a seat belt and keep children secured in child safety seats.

This year’s Click it or Ticket campaign is from May 24-June 6. During this time, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department will actively look for drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seat belt. This includes drivers who do not secure children in child safety seats.

Wearing a seat belt is the easiest and safest way to protect yourself in a vehicle Deputy Ryan Nevins said. “It only takes a few seconds and is your best defense in the event of a crash.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), of the 22,215 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2019, 43% (9,466) were not wearing seat belts. In 2019, 620 passengers killed in crashes across California were not wearing a seat belt.

California law requires a child to be properly secured in a car or booster seat in the back seat, until they are at least 8 years of age or at least 4’9” tall. Children under the age of 2 shall ride in a rear-facing seat unless child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall.

California has a primary seat belt law, which allows law enforcement officers to ticket someone for not wearing a seat belt without committing another traffic violation.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.


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