PennDOT, Local Law Enforcement Partner to Raise Seatbelt Awareness

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Event Kicks off Click It or Ticket Seatbelt Mobilization to run through Dec. 4

DUBOIS – As part of a statewide Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement mobilization, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and local law enforcement agencies in Clearfield and Elk counties held a media event Monday at Pizza Hut in DuBois. This kick-off event is in anticipation of the busy travel periods throughout central Pennsylvania. 

During the enforcement initiative, from Nov. 21 – Dec. 4, Pizza Hut representatives will hand out seatbelt safety information for adults and children. The information given is vital for motorists and passengers traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday, Black Friday shopping, and deer season.

The Pizza Hut locations participating in this initiative include: Mill Hall, Bellefonte, State College, St. Marys, Clearfield, Philipsburg, Brookville, DuBois, Grove City and Clarion. All are owned by ARC Restaurant LLC.

As part of the national CIOT mobilization, 150 Pennsylvania law enforcement agencies across the state will participate in an effort to increase seatbelt use and reduce the number of unbelted injuries and deaths.

PennDOT data for 2015 shows that statewide, 413 people who were killed in crashes were not wearing their seatbelts.

This enforcement is made possible in part through PennDOT’s statewide distribution of federal enforcement funding from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

For more information on seat belt safety, visit www.penndot.gov/safety.   Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAStateCOLL.

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