The national Click it or Ticket campaign is underway through December 2nd. It focuses on proper seatbelt and child safety seat usage. But Pennsylvania State Police spokesman Trooper Adam Reed says that’s not all troopers will be looking for over the holiday. He says they will also focus on aggressive driving and other violations.
Trooper Reed reminds drivers the seatbelt law is a primary offense for drivers and passengers under age 18, meaning they must be properly restrained while riding in a motor vehicle, or you could be pulled over. He encourages drivers to slow down and take their time over the busy holiday travel period.
As part of the campaign, State police will offer free child safety seat inspections. To get a list of sites, go to www.psp.state.pa.us.
Click It or Ticket is part of Pennsylvania’s “Operation Safe Holiday.” PennDOT and police departments across the state are joining forces to increase enforcement through the New Year holiday. Those efforts will include sobriety checkpoints, roving patrols and regular safety patrols.
The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. Mothers Against Drunk Driving reports that 40% of the fatalities over the holiday weekend are related to driving under the influence of alcohol.