Heightened seat belt enforcement underway


By Sam Cole
Special to The SUN

Last year, 156 people in Colorado who lost their lives in crashes weren’t wearing a seat belt. Those lives account for over half of the 308 passenger vehicle fatalities that occurred on Colorado roadways in 2014.

In a continued effort to keep motorists safe and move Colorado toward zero deaths, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Colorado State Patrol (CSP) and local law enforcement agencies have mobilized a statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period, running through Sunday, May 31. The heightened seat belt campaign coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) nationwide May Mobilization enforcement period.

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