Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Buckle Up West Virginia

West Virginia Governor's Highway Safety Program is reminding everyone to "Click It or Ticket."

The state seat belt law is a primary offense, meaning law enforcement can pull you over for not wearing a seat belt.

Starting Monday, several law enforcement agencies across West Virginia joined forces in a "Border to Border" operation as part of an enforcement campaign.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 9,580 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2013 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.

In West Virginia, 60 unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants were killed at night, compared to 53 who were unrestrained and killed during daytime crashes.