Enforcement Campaign is ONGOING
Prescott AZ (November 25, 2020) – In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.
Although Arizona has a secondary seatbelt law, the enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage. Secondary offense is an offense for which a driver or a passenger can receive a citation but only after a driver has been pulled over for a primary offense violation.
As part of a national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, the Sheriff’s Office will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!
Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicles collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state. The enforcement mobilization is ongoing from November 16 through November 29.
Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% – and by 60% for occupants of pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans. In the last few years, we have seen several deaths due, in part, to a lack of seat belt use following a collision. See https://youtu.be/stzrWDJ66MQ from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Funding is provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety. BUCKLE UP ARIZONA…. IT’S THE LAW!