Click It or Ticket Campaign Is Here
“General Motors applauds the efforts of law enforcement officers and safety officials who are mobilizing across the nation May 24 through June 6 to enforce safety belt use laws in order to save lives and prevent injuries," stated the press release
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that high visibility enforcement activities, such as “Click It or Ticket” have lead to a growth in national belt usage rate, from 58 percent in 1994 to an observed usage rate of 84 percent last year.
The Administration also points out that "belt use saves thousands of lives each year across America. In 2008 alone, seat belts saved 13,250 lives nationwide".
"Increasing the national belt use rate even further will save more lives and prevent more injuries. Michigan - with the highest belt use rate in the country at 98 percent - and several other states have proven that very high levels of belt use are achievable. GM has been a long-time supporter of the passage and equitable enforcement of strong state belt use laws,” stated the press release, explaining the importance of safety belt use.