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Zero tolerance for unbuckled drivers, passengers underway

The South Lake Tahoe Police Department and law enforcement nationally will have a zero-tolerance approach to those without seatbelts until May 31.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly half of the 21,132 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2013 were unrestrained. At night from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m., that number soared to 59 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. Participating law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night. In California, the minimum penalty for a seat belt violation is $161.

For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, visit http://www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.


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