Highway Safety - CLICK IT or TICKET
Click It or Ticket Holiday Enforcement & Media Plans
We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe holiday season, and to help out with that effort, the Utah Highway Safety Office Occupant Protection Program has many activities planned, starting November 25th and running through January 1st.
First, Colonel Daniel Fuhr of the Utah Highway Patrol has offered his support of the Click It or Ticket holiday mobilization as well as our DUI efforts, headed up by Sgt. Ted Tingey and Teri Pectol. Troopers will be out during the busy travel times this season, making sure all motorists get to their destinations in the safest possible manner. They will be doing enforcement on the main corridors and in communities/roadways with high unbelted fatality and crash rates.
Second, our new law enforcement liaison, Trooper Lawrence Hopper, recently sent out a pledge to all law enforcement agencies in Utah, asking them to pledge their support of Click It or Ticket.This squad room poster will help get the message out.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket Campaign or to download or order educational or media material such as posters, radio and television psa’s, etc., please visit our website or Pinterest page. You can also download educational and media materials from www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov.
Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign
Overall Seat Belt Use Rate in Utah: 81.9% - Seat Belt Use Rate of Pickup Truck Drivers: 69.3%
While Utah's seat belt use rate has increased from 67.4% in 2000 to the 2012 rate of 81.9%, the usage rate of truck drivers is significantly behind the state average. That's why this year, for the 14th annual Click it or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign, we'll be paying special attention to truck drivers and passengers. After all, they need to make sure they secure their most important cargo: themselves and their family and friends!
Some Quick Pick Up Truck Stats
- Trucks make up about 25% of registered vehicles in Utah.
- Pickup trucks had the highest crash rate per registered vehicle.
- Trucks were 115% more likely to roll in a crash compared to other passenger vehicles (car, SUV, van).
- Pickup trucks were 64% more likely to get in a crash in a rural area than other vehicle types.
Nearly 300,000 Utah motorists still fail to regularly wear their seat belts when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Research has shown that many people who continue to ride unprotected are risk takers, young, male, nighttime motorists, or are child passengers in vehicles driven by an unbuckled adult.
- Young people ages 15 to 24 years old were reported to have the lowest observed seat belt usage rate of any other age group across the nation.
- Nighttime driving is much more dangerous than daytime driving and seat belt use at night is lower. In Utah, people in crashes during the nighttime hours of 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. were 2.4 times less likely to wear a seat belt than people in crashes during the rest of the day.
- People who don’t buckle up are less likely to require their children to buckle up. A study conducted by the National Safety Council found that child passengers of adults who were unbuckled were also unbuckled in 75% of the cases.
For more information
Trooper Lawrence Hopper
Law Enforcement Liaison