The 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.