Manchester Police Asking You To Click It or Ticket

click itManchester Police Department is joining departments all across the United States in stepping up high-visibility enforcement during the 2014 Click It or Ticket national mobilization Now to June 1.
Statistics show nighttime drivers are less likely to buckle up compared to daytime drivers. In 2012, 10,480 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. Of those killed in nighttime crashes, 55 percent were not wearing seat belts; compared to 41 percent of occupants killed during daytime hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) statistics show that 21,667 occupants of passenger cars, trucks, vans and SUV’s were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide – and 48 percent were NOT wearing seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes.
Among young adult occupants ages 18 to 34, who were killed in crashes, 56 percent were not buckled up – the highest percentage of any age group. The number jumps to 59 percent when only men in this age group are included.
According to NHTSA, between 2008 and 2012, 49 percent of the 114,102 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed on our roadways were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crashes. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective way to reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes.
Please join Manchester Police Department by wearing your seat belt and encouraging others to do the same. Seat belts save lives!