To the editor:
The Lake Placid Police Department would like to announce the launch of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign to boost safer belt use and to save lives.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly one in five Americans still fails to regularly wear a safety belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle. That’s why the Lake Placid Police Department is announcing today that they are joining other state and local law-enforcement agencies from May 24 through June 6 for an aggressive national “CLICK IT OR TICKET” mobilization to crack down on New York’s safety belt law violators. Safety belt checkpoints and other stepped-up law-enforcement activities will be conducted during this time.
Too many people still take the attitude that it will never happen to them, but fatal crashes can and do happen every day. That’s why law enforcement will be out in force showing ZERO TOLERANCE for anyone not buckled up. Unless you want to risk a ticket — or worse, your life — please remember to “Click It or Ticket.”
Scott J. Monroe
Chief of police