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Gloucester Township Police Participating in 2014 Click It or Ticket Campaign

The campaign is funded by a $4,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety.

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The Gloucester Township Police Department will participate in the national "Click It or Ticket" seat belt enforcement and education campaign May 19-June 1.

The annual campaign focuses on unbuckled motorist and their passengers and incorporates zero-tolerance enforcement of safety belt laws.

The campaign is funded by a $4,000 grant awarded from the New Jersey Department of Highway Traffic Safety.

As part of the campaign, officers will be conducting high visibility patrols along the Townships main roadways targeting vehicle occupants who are not wearing seat belts.

According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, using a seat belt is the simplest way for a driver and his or her passengers to protect themselves when traveling.

Motor vehicle occupants who buckle-up increase their chances of surviving a crash by as much as 75 percent. Last year, the front seat belt usage rate in New Jersey increased to 91 percent, and the goal of this year's campaign is to increase that amount to 92 percent.

During the 2013 “Click it or Ticket” campaign, 422 police agencies participated in the two-week initiative.

As a result of the effort, law enforcement officers issued 26,049 seat belt citations,4,895 speeding summonses and made 860 drunk driving arrests.
Paul J. DiBartolo May 07, 2014 at 04:25 PM
"Click it or Ticket" - the Nanny-state at its finest. Don't our law enforcement officials have anything better to do, like maybe apprehending drug dealers in the area or stopping the hold-ups at our local stores? Let me worry about my seat-belt, it's really beneath your training Mr. Policeman (I know, I know...Policeman-person:-)
Big Daddy 1 May 08, 2014 at 03:03 PM
It's all about educating us......and > 30,000 tikets.
Pete Heinbaugh May 08, 2014 at 03:24 PM
The $4000 to fund this campaign is totally free, since its state grant money. The thousands of dollars from tickets that will be collected from us is found, free money for the GT government coffers. And we, the unwashed, get the honor of being educated. Don't forget to say 'thank you'.
Paul J. DiBartolo May 08, 2014 at 05:48 PM
"A nation of slaves is always prepared to applaud the clemency of their master who, in the abuse of absolute power, does not proceed to the last extremities of injustice and oppression." (Edward Gibbons writing of the era in which Rome succumbed to undisguised tyranny). Think about that long and hard and when you understand it, join with Pete and me as we raise our voices in a raucous cacophony screaming, "We thank you, oh great and wondrous leaders, for removing from amongst us those bastard lawbreakers who ride around town without seat-belts. Oh thank you, Big Brother, may we please have another."
Diane Kozak May 12, 2014 at 10:47 AM
Please note that using a seatbelt is a State Law in NJ. The practice of giving a ticket for those that do not wear them has been a law for some time. And lastly, thank you Glou. Twp. for applying for these State monies as most of the "State monies" go to North Jersey as the statistics have shown. Gloucester Twp. PD- please continue to apply for these grants! Thank you.

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