"Click It or Ticket" Summer Incentive Program - May 20 thru June 2, 2013
The Fulshear Police Department is joining with other State and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.
Seat belt use saves thousands of lives across America each year. In 2011 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 11,949 lives Nationwide.
In fatal crashes during 2011, 77% of passenger vehicles occupants who were thrown from their vehicles were killed. However, only 1% of crash victims who were buckled up were totally ejected from their vehicles, compared to 31% of those who were unbelted.
Motorists are 75% less likely to be killed in a rolllover crash if they are buckled up.
In 2011, of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle crashes Nationwide, 52% were NOT wearing seat belts at the time of their fatal crashes.
From 2007-2011, 53% of the 121,507 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes were unrestrained.
Younger motorists (young men in particular) are most at risk. Among teens and young adults, ages 18-34, who were killed in fatal crashes in 2011, 64% were NOT buckled up at the time of the crash-the highest percentage of any age group. The number jumps to 66% when only men in this age group are included.
Nationally, 62% of the 10,135 passenger vehicle occupants who were killed in motor vehicle traffic crashed overnight (6:00p.m. to 5:59a.m.) in 2011 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the fatal crash, compared to 43% during the daytime hours.
While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 20th through June 2nd, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round.
“Those who choose not to wear a seat belt will feel the heat from our officers who will be out cracking down on Click It or Ticket violators. Motorists should buckle up every time they go out, both day and night,” said Chief Kenny Seymour. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up…no warnings and no excuses. Click It or Ticket.” For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov
National Night Out - October 1, 2013
Last year's National Night Out was a huge success for the Fulshear Community. We are anticipating an even bigger turnout this year. If you wish to register your neighborhood block party please contact the Fulshear Police Department at 281-346-2202.For more information regarding National Night Out, please click here.