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South Brunswick Police Begin "Click It or Ticket" Campaign Tuesday

The campaign commences at rush hour and continues through June 1.

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South Brunswick Police begin their participation in the national "Click It or Ticket" campaign during rush hour on Tuesday. The campaign continues through June 1.

South Brunswick officers will add saturation patrols to area roadways to increase awareness and enforcement of the need to buckle up.

The national campaign called “Click it or Ticket” has been credited with raising seatbelt usage nationwide over the last decade.

The campaign is funded by a $4,000 grant awarded from the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety.

As part of the campaign, officers will be conducting high visibility patrols along the Townships main roadways targeting vehicle occupants who are not wearing seat belts.

According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling.

Motor vehicle occupants who buckle-up increase their chances of surviving a crash by as much as 75 percent. Last year, the front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey increased to 91 percent, and the goal of this year's campaign is to increase that amount to 92 percent.

During the 2013 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 422 police agencies participated in the two-week initiative.

As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 26,049 seat belt citations,4,895 speeding summonses and made 860 drunk driving arrests.

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