Nationwide Click It or Ticket mobilization
continues through June 4
CARTERET, NJ – Borough law enforcement officers from will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
Running through June 4, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts.
“Click It or Ticket has done much to save lives, and the Borough of Carteret is proud to be a part of it,” Mayor Daniel J. Reiman said.
According to the state Division of Highway Traffic Safety, 694 people in the state were killed in 2022 traffic crashes. Nearly half of motor vehicle occupants who died in these crashes were not wearing a seat belt.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that seat belt use reduces the risk of serious injury or death in a crash by 45 percent.
In New Jersey, a key focus of this year’s Click It or Ticket campaign is to promote seat belt usage by adults in all seating positions in the vehicle, both front AND rear seats. The front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey currently stands at 92.97 percent. However, adults riding in rear seats are buckling up at a significantly lower rate, only 48 percent, according to the most recent surveys.\
During the 2022 Click it or Ticket campaign, 145 New Jersey police agencies participated in the two-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 8,373 seat belt citations, 3,315 speeding summonses and made 278 impaired driving arrests.
Updates about Click it or Ticket will be available at Carteret.net or by following @MyCarteret on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.