Police to Participate in Increased Seatbelt Enforcement

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CLEARFIELD – To increase safety on Pennsylvania’s roadways, the Clearfield Borough Police Department will participate in increased seatbelt enforcement during the month of February.

The enforcement was coordinated through PennDOT’s Buckle Up PA program and involves conducting seatbelt enforcement every month on roadways which data shows have low seatbelt use and high unbelted-accident rates. The effort supplements major enforcement mobilizations in May and June, as well as the Thanksgiving holiday during which PennDOT distributes $1.1 million statewide in federal enforcement funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

According to PennDOT data there were 167 accidents in Clearfield County in 2012 (the last year for which complete data is available), in which people were not wearing seatbelts, with 11 people dying in those accidents.

For more information, visit www.JustDrivePA.com.

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