The crackdown on drunk drivers will be enhanced around Memorial Day this year. Avalon Police will be participating in “Click it or Ticket” from May 23 to June 5. In 2010, there were 554 motor vehicle fatalities in New Jersey. A large percentage of those who were killed were not wearing a seat belt. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 135,000 lives were saved by safety belt usage nationally between 1975 and 2000.
Last year’s “Click It or Ticket” campaign in New Jersey involved 406 police agencies. A total of 35,671 citations were handed out for seat belt violations. Nearly 600 drunk driving arrests were also made during this campaign.