2017 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN NEWS RELEASE

2017 CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN NEWS RELEASE

May 17,2017

Contact: Chief Dan Dudik

Click It or Ticket Campaign Starts May 22nd

City of Geneva Law Enforcement Will Show Zero Tolerance

Geneva, Ohio – Once again, the Geneva Police Department is reminding motorists to
Click It or Ticket. From May 22″d- June 4th, State and local law enforcement agencies
across the nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists who aren’t
wearing their seat belts.

Click It or Ticket isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives. In 2015, there were 9,874
unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. “To help
prevent crash fatalities, we need to step-up enforcement and crack down on those who don’t
wear their seat belts,” said Chief Dan Dudik.

Seat belt use is required by law for a reason: In 2015, seat belts saved an estimated 13,941
people from dying. From 2011 to 2015 seat belts saved nearly 64,000 lives.

If all passenger vehicle occupants 5 and older involved in fatal crashes had worn their seat
belts, an additional 2,804 lives could have been saved in 2015 alone.

“If you ask the family members of those unrestrained people who were killed in crashes,
they’ll tell you-they wish their loved ones had buckled up,” added Chief Dan Dudik.

“The bottom line is that seat belts save lives. If enforcement crackdowns get people’s
attention, and get them to buckle up, then we’ve done our job.”

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot