EnforcEmEnt pEriod may 18-31, 2009
Seat belt law violators will be ticketed. No more excuses. Buckle up and avoid getting a ticket.
CDOT joins the Colorado State Patrol and 100 Colorado law enforcement
agencies. Extra officers will be on the road working overtime on traffic enforcement
from May 18 through 31. Drivers who are stopped for
a traffic violation and aren’t using seat belts will be ticketed.
The goal is simple: Get more Coloradans to buckle up, write fewer tickets, save
2009 Click It or Ticket campaign means no excuses for not wearing a seat belt.
“Click It or Ticket-day and night.”
Seat belts save lives. Wearing a seat belt cuts your chances of death
or serious injury in half if you’re in a traffic crash.
178 people who weren’t buckled up lost their lives in traffic crashes on Colorado
highways last year. If everyone had buckled up, nearly half of the victims should
It takes just 2 seconds to save a life. “Click It or Ticket.”
Ejection can happen when you don’t wear a seat belt. Last year, more than 63%
of unbuckled victims were partially or totally ejected from the vehicle.
UNBUCKLED CRASHES COST
Increasing seat belt usage by just 3.3% equals $45 million in savings in
Colorado each year.
The Click It or Ticket campaign is an investment and ultimately controls costs.
The dollars spent in advertising, an aggressive public awareness campaign and
increased law enforcement contribute to the potential $45 million savings our
state faces when the numbers buckling up increase just 3.3%.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives funds to Colorado
specifically for this program. The funds cannot be used for anything else.
LOW USAGE/GREATEST RISK
Young males, pickup truck occupants, rural drivers and drivers at
night are least likely to buckle up and are at greatest risk.
Last year, more than half of the people killed on Colorado roadways at night
were not wearing seat belts, compared to 39% during the day.
“Click It or Ticket. Da