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City of Glenn Heights proclaims May 24 - June 6 as Click It or Ticket Mobilization

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GLENN HEIGHTS - Recognizing the importance of use of safety belts, at the Glenn Heights City Council Meeting on Monday, May 17, the Honorable Mayor Clark Choate proclaimed May 24 to June 6, as the "Click It or Ticket Mobilization" in the city of Glenn Heights, and he urged all citizens "to always wear seat belts when driving or riding on our roadways."

Between May 24 and June 6, including the Memorial Day Weekend, by stepping up enforcement of the state’s safety belt laws, the Glenn Heights Police Department will join with thousands of state troopers, sheriff’s deputies statewide, and other municipal police officers from across the state, to ensure that Texans and our local community are complying with the state law surrounding safety belt and booster seat use.

Traffic crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for those between four and 44 years of age.

Last year alone, more than 3,400 people died in fatal collisions on Texas streets and highways.

Wearing a safety belt increases the odds of surviving a crash by more than 50 percent.

Since 2002, the state’s safety belt use rate has increased by 17 percent to 93 percent, while fewer traffic fatalities and fewer injuries were reported during that same period.

Citizens are reminded there were state law changes that were enacted in 2009 regarding safety belt requirements.

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passengers in the back seat must now be buckled up, and children younger than eight years old have to ride in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are taller than 4 feet 9 inches.

Fines for safety belt violations can reach up to $250, so Police Chief Phil-lip Prasifka reminds all of the traveling public that buckling up may "not only save you a fine, but it might just save your life."


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