JACKSON, NJ – The Jackson Township Police Department today announced the agency’s participation in the annual Click-it or Ticket enforcement campaign to run from May 23 – June 5.
Captain Steven Laskiewicz of the Jackson Police Department said officers from the Jackson Township Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign.
“Beginning May 23 and running through June 5, the annual “Click It or Ticket” national mobilization utilizes high visibility seat belt checkpoints and saturation patrols, in combination with local and national publicity efforts, to reiterate the life-saving value of seat belts,” Laskiewicz said in a press release on Sunday. “According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, in 2021 there were 701 people in the state killed in traffic crashes. 37% of the motor vehicle occupants who died in these crashes were not wearing a seat belt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that seat belt use reduces the risk of serious injury or death in a crash by 45%.”
The department, according to Laskiewicz said New Jersey ranks high among states where drivers use selt belts with 93% for front-seat passengers, but says rear-seat passengers are only at a 48% compliance rate.
During the 2021 Click it or Ticket campaign, 134 New Jersey police agencies participated in the two-week initiative. As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 9,755 seat belt citations, 3,936 speeding summonses and made 555 impaired driving arrests.