Traffic Tuesday! For this Traffic Tuesday we will be focusing on seat belt use as part of the national ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign.

As an integral part of this year’s national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which will take place until June 2, 2019, Cape Coral Police Department will be teaming up with law enforcement nationwide for a ‘Click It Or Ticket’ campaign.

According to NHTSA, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. In that same year, 55 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 p.m.–5:59 a.m.) were not wearing their seat belts. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign event is nighttime enforcement. We will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.

Click It or Ticket campaign is so important because it raises awareness about seat belt safety during the time period when seat belts are least used.

Almost twice as many males were killed in crashes as compared to females, with lower belt use rates, too. Of the males killed in crashes in 2017, more than half (51%) were unrestrained. For females killed in crashes, 39 percent were not buckled up. 

If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our mission to be a success. If you know a friend or a family member who does not buckle up when they drive, please ask them to consider changing their habits. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed as a result of this senseless inaction. Seat belts save lives, and everyone—front seat and back, child and adult—needs to remember to buckle up—every trip, every time. 

Traffic Crash weekly summary:

Monday May 13 through Sunday May 19, 2019, there were 95 traffic crashes worked by the Cape Coral Police Department.

Monday May 20 through Sunday May 26, 2019, there were 98 traffic crashes worked by the Cape Coral Police Department.

REMINDER: If you have traffic concerns, you can submit them here: www.capecops.com/traffic. Your concern will be routed directly to the Traffic Unit for follow-up. Please be as detailed as possible to include things like days of week, times you are seeing the issue, or specific cars (if it is a particular vehicle with which you are having an issue).

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CAPE CORAL POLICE DEPARTMENT | Public Affairs Office | 1100 Cultural Park Boulevard | Cape Coral, FL 33990 | (239) 242-3341