Verde Valley AZ (May 19, 2014) – The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, on behalf of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and its Arizona Occupant Protection Enforcement Program, will conduct targeted patrols focusing on seat belt violations beginning Monday, May 19, through Sunday, June 1, 2014.
In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month, the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is partnering with YCSO and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.
Although Arizona has a secondary seat belt law, the enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage.
As part of a the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies across the state 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. Again, the enforcement mobilization will run from May 19, through June 1, 2014.
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 serious crash-related injuries and deaths by about 50%.
Funding for enforcement effort is provided by the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
BUCKLE UP ARIZONA….IT’S THE LAW
Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website: www.ycsoaz.gov