ITD, ISP Troopers partner to stop unbelted drivers February 7th - 20th
Secretary of the Air Force Dr. James G. Roche, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper are fully endorsing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) "Click-It or Ticket" program, which will run throughout May 2003. The NHTSA program is aimed at emphasizing the importance of seatbelt use as a workforce protection issue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jim Varhegyi) (released)
The Idaho Transportation Department is partnering with the Idaho State Police and other law enforcement agencies across Idaho to make highways safer by funding high visibility seat belt patrols February 7 - February 20.
During this campaign, Idaho State Police troopers will increase enforcement of speed limits and traffic laws & cite those drivers and occupants who are unbelted.
"Those occupants wearing a seatbelt during a speed-related crash increase their chance of survival greatly," says Lt. Haight of the Idaho State Police.
In 2009, almost 60% of those killed in an aggressive driving crash were not wearing their seat belt.
Statewide in 2010, 73 occupants of Idaho passenger motor vehicles killed in car crashes were unrestrained. Approximately 78% of the fatal aggressive driving crashes occur in rural areas and according to NHTSA and seat belts are 50% effective in preventing fatalities/serious injuries.