NHP Increasing Seatbelt Enforcement Efforts
The Nevada Highway Patrol and other Nevada law enforcement agencies participating in the Joining Forces program will be increasing seat belt enforcement efforts throughout the state. While law enforcement continues to conduct traffic stops daily for a multitude of violations, the focus from May 17 through June 1, 2021 will be on “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement.
Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States in 2017. Seat belts are the best defense against impaired, aggressive, and distracted drivers. Wearing your seat belt properly and being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle.
Every year, the Nevada Highway Patrol investigates numerous fatal crashes or crashes that result in life-altering injuries due to seat belts being worn improperly or not at all. These tragic crashes and subsequent losses of life are what the Nevada Highway Patrol is trying to prevent through enforcement and education. Seat belts save lives and everyone – front seat and back, child and adult – needs to remember to buckle up – every trip, every time.
The Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command West will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at the Nevada Highway Patrol office located at 357 Hammill Lane, Reno, Nevada 89511 at 10:00 A.M. As community partners committed to saving lives, your attendance is respectfully requested.