Kosciusko Co. Traffic Safety Partnership To Increase Traffic Enforcement For Holidays

(photo supplied / Pierceton Police Department)

Kosciusko County Traffic Safety Partnership will conduct overtime patrols during the holidays thanks to a  $84,860 traffic safety improvement grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The funds, distributed by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, are part of the state’s “Click It To Live It” program, which works to promote seat belt usage and reduce impaired driving in an effort to prevent traffic injuries and fatal crashes in Indiana.

“The simple fact is, no matter who you are or what you drive, wearing your seat belt is one of the best ways to keep you and your family safe on the road,”?Robert Duckworth, director of Traffic Safety ICJI said. “That’s why we’re asking all motorists to Click it to Live it this holiday season. It’s your life. Don’t wait to get pulled over.”

Millions of Americans travel the nation’s highways during the holidays to visit family and friends. With more vehicles on the road, the chances of being involved in a crash increase greatly.

According to the most recent data available, 53% of passengers killed in fatal crashes were not wearing seat belts and 63.5% of speeding related fatalities were unrestrained. To combat this and save lives, Indiana police agencies will continue to enforce seat belt, speeding and other traffic laws, especially during the holiday season.