As the holiday season approaches, with it comes exceptionally heavy traffic on the road. As more people take to the highways as part of their holiday travel, road safety and seatbelt awareness take the national spotlight.
According to the National Safety Council, the six most recent Thanksgiving holiday periods (November 21-25) saw a 9.8 increase in traffic fatalities when compared to non-holiday periods. For more information and advanced statistics on these findings, please visit: http://www.nsc.org/Documents/Thanksgiving%202012.pdf.
In an effort to raise awareness and reduce safety belt fatalities, The Thanksgiving Holiday "Click It or Ticket" campaign (running from November 12-26) is being enforced along our nation's roadways. During the holiday weekend, law enforcement officials will be ticketing anyone who is not buckled up. Remember to always wear your seatbelt - every trip, every car, every time.
The National Safety Council studies show that when used properly, seat belts are 45% effective in preventing traffic fatalities. However, 1 in 5 Americans fail to regularly wear a seat belt when driving or riding in a motor vehicle.
For more information on the "Click It or Ticket" initiative, please click here: http://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/CAMPAIGNS/Seat+Belts/Click+It+or+Ticket/Thanksgiving+Weekend
During the upcoming holiday period and ALWAYS, remember to buckle up to protect yourself and those sharing the road with you.
The Law Offices of Joe Bornstein wishes you and your loved ones a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!