LONDON KY—London Police are “buckling down” on seat-belt use for the annual nationwide Click it or Ticket campaign May 21 to June 3. On average, 86-percent of Kentucky citizens wear their seat-belts and 50-percent of people killed in Kentucky car crashes were not wearing a seat-belt.
“Our mission is to help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities as a result of not wearing seat-belts,” London Police Chief Derek House said. “Making a traffic stop is preferred over notifying a family that their loved one wasn’t wearing a seat-belt and died in a crash.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), buckling up in a car can reduce the risk of a fatal injury by 45-percent. As seat-belt usage rates increase, the fatality and serious injury rates go down.
“There are a number reasons why traffic accidents occur…Some are out of your control as a driver, but one thing you do have control over is wearing your seat-belt,” Chief House said.
“That’s the most important thing.”
For more information about the London Police Department’s activities visit londonpd.com, their Facebook Page. or call (606) 878-7004.