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Fulton PD Seat Belt Enforcement Nets 32 Tickets

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On Saturday October 25, 2008 between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm members of the City of Fulton Police Department participated in a Buckle Up New York checkpoint.  This check point was focused on education and enforcement in relation to seat belt usage.

Buckling up is still the most effective and immediate way to save lives and reduce injuries from crashes on America’s roadways. Unlike so many of the complex problems facing America today, we have the solution. It is so simple – just buckle up. And because we are all personally affected when even one person does not buckle up, we all must be a part of the solution.

Experience shows that, by itself, public education can’t do enough to produce significant increases in belt use, especially at this point in history when seat belt use is stuck below 70 percent. In fact, major increases in Americans’ seat belt use have occurred only when new and stronger laws have been enacted or when laws have been enforced more visibly and effectively.

Everyone can agree that safety belts save lives. Too many people still take the attitude that it will never happen to them. But fatal crashes can and do happen every day. So we will be out in force showing zero tolerance for everyone  not buckled up. So unless you want to risk a ticket, or worse -  your life, you need to remember to “Click It ” day and night.

Officers participating in the detail issued 17 no seat belt tickets, 1 no child restraint device, 5 cell phone tickets and 9 expired inspection tickets.  This detail was made possible through funding provided by the Governors Traffic Safety Committee.