WHAT: The Hamden Police Department will be conducting a seat belt and child safety seat checkpoint as part of the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign
WHO: Members of the Hamden Police Department
WHEN & WHERE: Thursday May 24 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Washington Ave and Washington Street
- Dixwell Ave and Skiff Street
- State Street and Merritt Street
- Whitney Ave and Putnam Ave
MORE INFO: The 2012 Click It or Ticket Campaign plays a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our roads and highways. The campaign aims to highten awareness that seat belts save lives.
Aggressive enforcement of of safety belt, child safety seat, speed, and DUI laws will remind motorists to use good highway safety sense, especially during the highly traveled summer months.
Ejection form the vehicle is one of the most injurious events that can happen to a person in a crash. In fatal crashes, 75 percent of passenger car occupants who were totally ejected from the vehicle were killed. Safety belts are effective in preventing total ejection: only one percent of the occupants wearing a seat belt were totally ejected, compared with 22 percent of the unrestrained occupants.
The goal of Click It or Ticket Mobilization is not to give out tickets, but rather to influence people to buckle up and prevent injuries and fatalities.