As the Memorial Day holiday comes closer drivers are being warned that police are out in force to find drivers who are not using their seat belt. It is expected that thousands of drivers will come home from their holiday with a traffic citation
My Improv Traffic School would be remiss if we didn't remind all drivers that a nationwide 'Click It or Ticket' campaign was in full force between now and the first of June. in fact, some states may actually extend the length of their 'Click It or Ticket' campaign if they are seeing a number of drivers not buckled up.
The national 'Click It or Ticket' campaign is focused on finding those drivers who refuse to wear their seat belts and write them a citation as a friendly reminder. Fines vary from state to state but you can bet, if you get one, it's going to cost you about $100 when it's all said and done.
The best way to avoid a ticket for not wearing your seat belt is just to remember to buckle up every time you get behind the wheel or are a passenger in a vehicle. There is no reason not to, although some people delight in finding excuses.
A recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that people who were obese were much less likely to wear their seat belt than people who were not. many of the obese people claimed they didn't wear their seat belt because it was uncomfortable. Not as uncomfortable as face-planting into the windshield but worth the risk as far as they were concerned.
At My Improv Traffic School we understand that get in and out of your car, buckling and unbuckling your seat belt can be a bit of a hassle. But seat belts have repeatedly been shown to save lives and prevent injury. Plus, wearing a seat belt is the law in every state in the nation.
So, if you are driving this Memorial Day weekend like the 30 million other Americans, do yourself and your family a favor and make certain everyone is buckled up.