“Click It or Ticket”— Cracking Down to Save Lives National Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization May 19 – June 1, 2014
On Monday, May 19, the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) will kick off a nationwide mobilization to enforce the use of seat belts. Known as “Click It or Ticket,” this annual campaign will involve state and local law enforcement across the country. The stepped up enforcement will focus on motorists everywhere — in cities, suburbs, and rural areas, and will continue at all times – day and night.
Seat belts save lives.
According to the NHTSA, the use of seat belts in 2012 saved the lives of over 12,000 vehicle drivers and riders.
In fact, research from the NHTSA shows that wearing a seat belt is the single most important action people can take to protect themselves in an automobile crash. When seat belts are properly used, they reduce the risk of fatal injuries in car accidents by 45% and by 60% in accidents involving SUVs, minivans, and trucks.
But there are still too many traffic fatalities that can be avoided simply by buckling up. Studies from 2012 show that 20% of Americans fail to wear a seat belt while driving or riding in a motor vehicle. In 2009, the NHTSA estimated that nearly 22,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes because they were not wearing their seat belt.
“As Personal Injury Attorneys representing individuals in motor vehicle accidents throughout South Florida, we have seen the effectiveness of seatbelts firsthand,” notes Goldman & Daszkal Attorney, Jessica London. “Together with our local and state police, we encourage our clients, friends, and family members to always buckle up before driving or riding in a motor vehicle – even if driving only a short distance. Not only is it the law; it can be the difference between life and death.”
Seat belts save lives.
Seat belts save over 12,000 lives each year — and one of them could be yours.
On behalf of Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., we remind you to please “Click It or Ticket” this May, June, and always.
Goldman & Daszkal, P.A.
Since 1990, Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. has provided reputable legal representation to people throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties. The firm has helped thousands of individuals recover compensation from motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, product defect and liability cases, pharmacy errors, and negligent security cases to cover medical expenses, pay bills, take care of their families, and return to work. Goldman & Daszkal, P.A. can help you get the relief you need to start living your life again after a serious injury. For a free and confidential consultation, contact Goldman & Daszkal, P.A., at 888-504-HURT (4878).