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Now through June 5

The Front Royal Police Department will be joining other area law enforcement agencies in this year's CLICK IT or TICKET CAMPAIGN. The campaign is a national effort by police to increase seat belt usage rates and it runs from May 23 to June 5, 2016. Front Royal Police Chief Norman Shiflett says that the protection of our citizens on the highway is the purpose of his agencies' participation in this campaign. "Wearing a seat belt is one of the most important steps in increasing survivability in a crash" says Chief Shiflett, "It's our greatest defense when involved in a traffic crash."

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,022 people killed in traffic crashes in 2014 were unrestrained. According to Chief Shiflett drivers in the Front Royal area can expect to see extra officers on the street as well as checkpoints, in their effort to increase seat belt usage and decrease crashes involving serious injury and death. Shiflett cautioned drivers to "Please buckle up when traveling on the roadways. It may save your from being issued a ticket or even save your life."

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 24 May 2016 13:48 )