2019 THANKSGIVING CLICK IT OR TICKET AND IMPAIRED DRIVING CAMPAIGN
WINDHAM COUNTY HIGHWAY SAFETY TASK FORCE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/14/2019
Traveling Near or Far this Thanksgiving,
Click It or Ticket
Windham County, VT — With Thanksgiving being one of the busiest travel times of the year, the chances of being involved in a vehicle crash are greatly increased. We want you to get to the Thanksgiving table safely this year, so it’s critical to practice safe driving habits, like buckling your seat belt. During the Thanksgiving holiday, the Windham County Highway Safety Task Force is teaming up with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on a high-visibility Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign, November 28th-December 1st 2019, to work toward reducing the number of fatalities that occur when drivers and passengers fail to buckle up. If they spot you, they will pull you over and issue a ticket.
During the 2017 Thanksgiving weekend (6 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, to 5:59 a.m. Monday, November 27), 365 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes nationwide. Nighttime proved even more deadly, with 57% of Thanksgiving weekend crashes occurring at night. Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing anyone can do to prevent injury or death in a vehicle crash. The Click It or Ticket campaign combines powerful messages about seat belt safety with increased patrolling for all unbuckled motorists.
In addition to seat belt safety, impaired driving is an increased risk during the peak holiday travel season. In addition to practicing safe driving habits and buckling your seatbelt be aware of your mental conditioning. Always have a designated driver if you’re consuming alcohol or drugs, know your limits and remember Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving!