Eighty municipal police departments across southeast Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Police will conduct seat belt enforcement activities as part of a statewide “Click It or Ticket” mobilization, which runs from May 17th through June 6th and will include the Memorial holiday weekend.
Local police departments will focus on roadways with high unbelted crashes, injuries, and deaths by initiating a combination of enforcement and public awareness activities.
The enforcement, coupled with educational outreach efforts, aims to increase seat-belt use, and raise awareness of the state’s primary law stating all vehicle occupants under 18 years old must wear a seat belt. Drivers and front-seat passengers over 18 years old who are cited for another traffic violation will receive a second ticket if they’re unbuckled.
According to PennDOT data, there were 3,363 crashes in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties in 2020 in which people were not wearing seat belts, with 102 people dying in those crashes.
The following local police departments are participating:
West Conshohocken Borough
Upper Dublin Township