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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 15, 2013

Contact: Lisa Kutis, PIO
Goodyear Police Department
Office: 623-882-7663
Cell: 480-243-4723 
LKutis@goodyearaz.gov 

Goodyear Police: “Click it or Ticket” Campaign

GOODYEAR, Ariz. - In an effort to save more lives on Arizona’s roadways this month, Goodyear Police Department is partnering with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and other local law enforcement agencies to enforce Arizona’s seat belt and child safety seat laws.

Although Arizona has a secondary seat belt law, the enforcement campaign is based upon high visibility traffic enforcement with a “zero-tolerance” approach towards seat belt and child safety seat usage.

As part of a the national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, Goodyear Police, along with other law enforcement agencies across the state, will be stepping up traffic enforcement patrols and increasing other enforcement efforts to drive home the message: Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law!

Despite widespread efforts to educate drivers about the importance of wearing seat belts, motor vehicle collisions continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injuries to the citizens of our state. The enforcement mobilization will run from May 20 to June 2, 2013.

Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% and by 60% for occupants of pickup trucks, SUVs and mini-vans.

WHO: Goodyear Police Department

WHAT: Annual Statewide “Click it or Ticket” campaign

WHEN: May 20 – June 2, 2013

WHERE: Goodyear, Arizona and statewide

CONTACT: Lisa Kutis 623-882-7663 or email at lkutis@goodyearaz.gov with any questions or for an interview.

BUCKLE UP ARIZONA….IT’S THE LAW

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