Buckle Up or Pay Up
Avon police are participating in "Click It or Ticket"
If you're not wearing your seat belt while driving in Avon, you're not only risking your life and health, you're risking your bank account.
"No excuses and no exceptions," said a statement from the police department on Monday.
Police will be paying special attention at night. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission, of the 11,593 people who died in nighttime car crashes in 2009, 62 percent were not wearing seat belts. Men and people in pickup trucks are the least likely to be wearing seat belts.
Enforcement and education are working, the NHTSC reported, with seat belt usage rising from 58 percent in 1994 to 85 percent in 2010. The NHTSC estimates that 267,890 lives were saved by seat belt usage between 1975 and 2009.
Fines for not wearing a seat belt in Ohio start at $30 for drivers and $20 for passengers for a first offense.