Fairfield Click It Or Ticket
I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. Officers of the Fairfield Police Department (FPD) have begun their yearly Click It or Ticket Campaign. Officers are focusing their eyes and looking for unbuckled drivers and passengers. The campaign will conclude on Saturday, June 4, 2017.
The FPD has stated that their hope is that the program will help to keep motorists safe as they travel throughout the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The FPD hopes that by heavily enforcing seat belt laws during this period of time, they will be able to keep car accidents from seriously injuring those who use Fairfield’s roadways.
Sgt. Sam Rowland of the FPD released a press statement about the program, saying that he and other officers often see the gruesome consequences of not buckling up firsthand. He added that wearing a seat belt is simple and should be something that those riding in vehicles do automatically before going anywhere.
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Seat Belt Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted studies on auto accident deaths and found that about half of passengers killed in auto accidents in the U.S. were not wearing their seatbelts when the fatal collision occurred. The report from NHTSA continued to explain that, during night hours, the percentage of unrestrained fatalities rose to 57 percent of all traffic deaths.
Fairfield Police Department Plans
Because of the aforementioned statistic, the FPD plans to focus the Click It or Ticket campaign on enforcing seat belt laws during night hours. However, officers and participating law enforcement agencies say that they will be taking no excuses and issuing citations both day and night.
What is the Fine for Seat Belt Violation in Fairfield?
In Fairfield, the fine for a seat belt violation for an adult is set at $162, while additional penalties for failing to properly restrain a child passenger can cost up to $465.
Seat Belt Importance
According to the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), wearing a seat belt is proven to protect people from needless injury and death. The CDC reports that seat belts save thousands of lives per year and reduce the risk of death in an auto accident by at least 45 percent. Additionally, according to CDC, those not wearing seat belts are 30 times more likely to be ejected from their vehicles in the event of a collision.
Fairfield Car Accident Lawyer & Personal Injury Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Fairfield personal injury lawyer. Collisions happen in an instant and can have serious and lasting consequences for victims. If an accident has left you or somebody important to you with a serious or even fatal injury, call me at (707) 564-1900 to receive friendly advice for free. Elsewhere, you can reach me at (800) 404-5400, toll-free.
I have been working with individuals and families who live in Fairfield for more than 35 years in order to assist them in receiving just compensation in their personal injury and wrongful death claims.
I’m a member of the Million Dollar Forum. This is a group of top-rated United States trial attorneys who’ve been successful in winning settlements and verdicts worth over $1 Million.
Some of my Past Verdicts and Settlements can be viewed here.
I founded AutoAccident.com, Northern California’s top site for finding quality information on personal injuries and automobile accidents.
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