posted on May 17, 2012 13:46
The Genesee County Sheriff’s department is reminding New Yorkers to buckle up. The annual “click it or ticket” program kicks off Monday and will run until June 3rd.
The effort will have law enforcement out in full force checking for car seats to be installed properly and for passengers to be wearing their seat belts.
It’s a zero tolerance effort said Chief Deputy Gordon Dibble.
"Too many fatal accidents I’ve seen where people would have survived the accident would they been kept in their car where the car is designed to keep them safe, instead they get thrown out through a window or out a door and die as a result of that. We've seen this over and over again so there is no denying the effectiveness of seatbelts especially with the combination with airbags, so this is the purpose of the event to remind people to buckle up," said Dibble.
Dibble said motorists will be experiencing some seat belt check points over the next few weeks.
If a child under the age of 16 years old is found not wearing a seat belt drivers can be fined up to $100 and get 3-points put on their license.