Local law enforcement joins seat belt awareness campaign

By: Donovan W. Mann – donovanm@977thebolt.com

Humboldt County, IA – Humboldt County Law Enforcement is joining the state in the ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign from May 24 to June 6.

Memorial Day and the traditional beginning of summer are quickly approaching. With the summer season comes more gatherings that require more traveling.

With the increase of summer traffic there could be a rise in traffic crashes and fatalities. Preliminary data shows last year in Iowa there were five traffic fatalities in Iowa roadways over the Memorial Day weekend. During the month of May in 2020 there was 2,988 crashed, 167 of those resulting in injuries that could have been prevented by wearing a seat belt.

The Click It or Ticket campaign is designed to help raise awareness to one of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make. It is extremely important to understand the potential fatal consequence of not wearing a seat belt.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau and the Humboldt County Law Enforcement Center want to remind all drivers of the importance of seat belt use.