The Click it or Ticket campaign continues across Indiana. State and local police are conducting highly visible patrols and watching for unrestrained passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day and night. Overtime enforcement is paid with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI).
Unrestrained motorists are more likely to die in crashes by 10 times in cars and SUVs, 14 times in pickup trucks and 15 times in vans.
Male drivers, particularly those age 15-44, are the least likely to be buckled during a crash. Injury rates among unrestrained motorists are also higher:
- In rural counties,
- When a driver is speeding or impaired, and
- On weekend nights between 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.
AAA predicts that 37.6 million Americans will travel by car this weekend to destinations including the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500, marking a 3.6 percent increase from last year.