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22 May 2013
Seatbelt Checkpoint in Montgomery County
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Steven James
Troop G Commander
May 22, 2013
State Police and Montgomery County Sheriff deputies conducted a seatbelt checkpoint in Montgomery County on Tuesday, 5/21/13 as part of New York States "Buckle up NY, Click it or Ticket Campaign".
32 tickets were issued at the checkpoint. (14 for seatbelt violations, 6 for child restraint violations, 1 for cell phone usage while driving and 11 others.) 1 arrest was also made for unlawful possession of marihuana.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 52 percent of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. As noted, deaths involving seat belt nonuse are more prevalent at night than during the daytime. According to NHTSA,62 percent of the 10,135passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.