KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Participating in Statewide “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Participating in Statewide “Click It or Ticket” Campaign
DATE: May 16, 2014
The Kingsport Police Department is currently participating in the Governor’s Highway Safety Office statewide “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign. The official dates of this campaign are May 12 through 26, 2014. While K.P.D. Officers regularly enforce occupant protection laws throughout the year, seatbelt enforcement will receive additional emphasis during this campaign.

Every hour, at least one person in this country dies because he or she did not buckle up. Failure to use a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior.

More than 60% of vehicle occupants killed in crashes in Tennessee were not wearing safety belts. Research shows it is almost nine times safer to wear your safety belt.

Unrestrained children are 4.2 times more likely to die in a crash than restrained children. Less than 1% of children properly restrained were killed.

Tennessee’s local and state law enforcement officials work strenuously to educate every Tennessean through the Click It or Ticket campaign as to the necessity of seat belt usage by utilizing safety checkpoints and public information messages.

Sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Office, Tennessee’s law enforcement agencies and public health officials, Click It or Ticket aims to reduce serious injuries and fatalities on Tennessee’s roadways by reminding everyone to buckle up!

For additional information on seatbelt usage and the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit the following link:

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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