The Auburn Hills Police Department Is Urging Drivers and Passengers to Save a Life and Buckle Up!
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The Click it or Ticket Seat Belt Campaign begins May 20th, 2019.

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the Auburn Hills Police Department is reminding drivers of the importance of seat belt use. This annual campaign is part of the national Click it or Ticket high-visibility enforcement crackdown which runs from May 20th to June 2nd, 2019. The annual seat belt campaign runs concurrently with the start of the busy summer travel season in an effort to reduce traffic deaths and serious injuries from motor vehicle crashes.

“During the Click it or Ticket Campaign we will be working with our fellow law enforcement partners from across the state to ensure the message gets out to drivers and passengers to buckle up," said Auburn Hills Police Chief Jeff Baker. "We cannot overstate the importance of wearing a seat belt. It’s the law, but more than that buckling up is the simplest thing you can do to limit injury or save your life during a crash. We see the results of not wearing a seat belt all the time. We see the loss of life. So often, it could have been prevented with the simple click of a seat belt.”

According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States. Almost twice as many males that were killed in crashes as compared to females. Out of a total of 37,133 people that died in US traffic-related crashes in 2017, 51 percent of males and 39 percent of females were not buckled up. More than half of the young adults in the age group of 18 to 34 who were killed in crashes in 2017 were unrestrained, the highest percentage of all age groups.

Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. “If the enforcement crackdown wakes people up to the dangers of unrestrained driving, we’ll consider our mission to be a success,” said Chief Baker. “If you know a friend or family member who does not buckle up, please ask them to consider wearing their seat belt.”

Agency Contact:
Chief Jeff Baker 
Auburn Hills Police Department
Office: 248-364-6850