The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will partner with Pennsylvania State Police and municipal police departments statewide during the national “Click It or Ticket″ traffic enforcement program beginning Monday and continuing through June 4.
If a motorist is stopped for a traffic violation and is not wearing a seat belt, the driver will receive two citations, one for the traffic violation itself and another for the seat belt violation.
Pennsylvania law requires drivers and passengers younger than 18 to buckle up when riding in a vehicle. After turning 18, drivers and passengers must wear a seat belt when behind the wheel or in the front passenger seat. During “Click It or Ticket,” law enforcement adopts a zero-tolerance approach toward violators.
As part of the enforcement, PSP, along with agencies across the eastern half of the United States, will participate in a Border-to-Border initiative to provide increased seat belt enforcement at state borders, reinforcing the states’ focus on safety. According to PennDOT data, 378 unrestrained fatalities occurred in 2017, a decrease from 408 in 2016.
During “Click It or Ticket,” troopers certified as Child Passenger Safety Technicians will offer no-cost car seat fittings and inspections at various locations throughout the state. In Pennsylvania, children under the age of two are required to be secured in a rear-facing car seat. Children under the age of four must be restrained in an approved child safety seat. A booster seat is required for children until their eighth birthday.
The campaign runs until June 3rd.