Reporting Deputy: Sergeant Lynch
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“Click It or Ticket” Campaign Reminds Californians to Always Wear Their Seat Belt
San Jacinto, California – The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office – San Jacinto Station reminds everyone taking a trip to visit friends or family over the Memorial Day weekend to always buckle up and keep children in child safety seats.
This year’s Click It or Ticket campaign is from May 22nd to June 4th. During this time, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office – San Jacinto Station will have additional deputies on patrol actively looking for drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts. This includes vehicles where children are not secured in child safety seats.
“Wearing a seatbelt should be automatic for all drivers and passengers,” Riverside County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Lynch said. “It is the safe thing to do, especially when it comes to securing children in child safety seats.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly 12,000 people killed in crashes throughout the country in 2021 were not wearing seatbelts. In California, 756 people killed in 2020 were not wearing seatbelts or nearly 20 percent of all traffic deaths statewide.
California law requires a child to be secured in a safety or booster seat until they are at least 8 years old or at least 4 feet 9 inches tall. Children under the age of 2 must ride in a rear-facing seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall.
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