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Buckle Up or Pay A Hefty Fine

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Nov 212016
 

click it or ticket“Click it or Ticket!!” —  The Orange Police Department has joined the Statewide campaign to increase seat belt use among drivers and passengers this holiday season. The enforcement “WAVE” will run from today Monday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov. 28.

Officers will be out in force to make sure everybody on Orange roadways are wearing seat belts.

The fine for failure to wear a seat belt is $92.

Buckle Up For Safety…and…It’s The Law

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May 262016
 

13254230_1001601663226589_1029631629951004299_nPress release from the Orange Police Department Facebook Page:

The Orange Police Department will once again join state and local law enforcement officials this Memorial Day Holiday to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists. All law enforcement officials will be out on Connecticut’s roads enforcing the state occupant protection laws.

The two week enforcement wave will run from Monday May 23 to Sunday June 05 and include traffic stops, checkpoints, and saturation patrols. The Orange Police Department actively participates in these high visibility efforts because they work.

Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne and the entire Orange Police Department remain committed to these Click it or Ticket campaigns. Officers will be out on the roads enforcing adult and child restraint laws and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled. Because in real life you don’t get a second chance.

Originally Published on: May 20, 2016 @ 10:40

From The Road: Proceed With Caution

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Nov 262014
 

black-iceIf you MUST go out today, please proceed with caution.

The roads are getting increasingly slippery.

In Milford, you may find yourself sliding around corners if you’re traveling even 2 mph over the speed limit. The road conditions seem to improve as you cross into Orange, but it’s still slippery. Be sure to keep a safe distance between yourself and other cars at lights and intersections and as you are driving down inclines of any size.

Over in West Haven the roads are much like Milford with scary sliding and near collisions wherever you look.

As you travel further north the snow is actually accumulating, Hamden, Bristol, etc.

You know what this means. Wear your seat belts, as the police are looking for violations and face it, not everyone is as good at driving in the snow or on slippery roads as you are. Watch out for the other guy and be careful. Stay home if you can and bake a pie or two for Thanksgiving.

Orange Police Join Holiday “Click It Or Ticket” Campaign

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Nov 242014
 

woman-fastening-her-seat-belt-17051871The Orange Police Department is taking part in the annual Click It Or Ticket safety campaign during the Thanksgiving Holiday week.

Seat belts provide the best defense against impaired, distracted and aggressive drivers.  In fact, wearing your seat belt is the single most effective crash protection available.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, teens and young adults wear seat belts less than any other age demographic.  Sadly, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for American youth — exceeding all crime and disease related causes.

That’s why the Orange Police Department will once again join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies across the country in renewing a pledge to save lives by intensifying efforts to enforce seat belt laws during the Thanksgiving Holiday “Click it or Ticket” seat belt campaign.  This national mobilization effort will help reduce motor vehicle fatalities by cracking down on low seat belt use — among all motorists and around the clock.

The two week enforcement wave will run from Tuesday, Nov. 25 to Sunday, Nov. 30 and include traffic stops, checkpoints, and saturation patrols.

Orange Police Chief Robert Gagne stated that the Orange Police Department remains committed to the Click it or Ticket campaigns because these high visibility enforcement efforts work.

“Buckle up this holiday season and encourage friends and family to do the same,” Chief Gagne said. “You’ll not only save the cost of a ticket, you may even save a life.”

The Orange Police Department urges everyone to be safe both on and off the roads this Thanksgiving holiday.