BERKELEY – Don’t forget to put on your seatbelt when you get behind the wheel!
Between now and June 3, Berkeley Township will be participating in the national Click It or Ticket Program. Police Officers will be monitoring and checking to make sure drivers are wearing their seatbelts.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 135,000 lives were saved by safety belt usage nationally between the years 1975-2000.
A large percentage of the motor vehicle drivers and passengers that are killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt, so it is evident that wearing your seat belt is a very effective way to avoid death or serious injury in an accident.
Berkeley Township’s participation in the program is meant to raise awareness and increase seat belt usage through a combination of enforcement and education, which has been funded by a $5,500 grant.
Mayor Carmen Amato reminds residents to slow down and obey traffic laws.