COLUMBUS, OH, May 24, 2021 – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with law enforcement throughout the country to focus on safety belt enforcement and crash reduction during the Operation CARE All-American Buckle Up. The initiative will begin on Monday, May 24 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Monday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
In addition to the All-American Buckle Up, law enforcement will encourage drivers to Click-it-or-Ticket. The campaign is used to help law enforcement encourage drivers to buckle up in an effort to save lives and reduce crashes. In Ohio, the three-year average of fatalities has increased by 22 percent. Year-to-date from 2018 through 2021, Ohio is averaging 342 traffic fatalities.
“It’s plain and simple – safety belts save lives,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro. “Properly wearing a safety belt increases a person’s chance of surviving a crash.”