Arkansas begins “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt law enforcement today, official says

Arkansas begins “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt law enforcement today, official says
Seatbelt laws will be enforced to protect drivers and their passengers from unnecessary injuries and death. (xzserg/Shutterstock)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The state of Arkansas is enforcing Click It or Ticket seatbelt laws through a campaign that begins today through June 7, according to a press release

Seatbelt laws will be enforced to protect drivers and their passengers from unnecessary injuries and death, according to the press release.

From the press release:

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) analysis from 2018 documented 9,778 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes on U.S. roads.

That same year, 56 percent of passenger vehicle occupants killed at night (6 AM - 5:59 AM) were not wearing seat belts.

The statistical study has led law enforcement agencies to place additional emphasis on nighttime seat belt enforcement.

Participating law enforcement agencies are taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, whether a violator is stopped day or night.

Arkansas state law requires all front-seat passengers, not just drivers, wear seatbelts.

Additionally, all children under age 15 must be properly secured in a vehicle.

A child who is less than six years old and who weighs less than 60 pounds should be restrained in a child passenger safety seat.

If the driver has a restricted license, all passengers must be properly buckled up.

For more information about “Click it or Ticket” visit trafficsafetymarketing.gov/ or contact the Arkansas Highway Safety Office at (501) 618-8136.

For more on the ongoing “Toward Zero Deaths” campaign, visit TZDarkansas.org.