Gaithersburg Police Department Launches 2012 “Click It or Ticket”

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Gaithersburg Police Department Launches 2012 “Click It or Ticket”

To Help Save Lives


Ejection from the vehicle is one of the most serious events that can occur during a vehicle crash. Of those people ejected from a vehicle, 75 percent are killed as a result of the ejection. About half of these lives could have been saved if they had been wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.  As sad as this statistic is, the numbers are even worse at night than during the day.

That’s why the Gaithersburg Police Department is joining state and local law enforcement agencies and highway safety groups in supporting an aggressive national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign.  Police will be ticketing unbelted vehicle occupants around the clock—night and day.

“Wearing your seat belt costs you nothing, but not wearing it will.  So unless you want to risk a ticket, or worse, your life, please remember to buckle up night and day.  Don’t forget, Click It or Ticket isn’t just a campaign slogan, it’s a promise!” says Chief of Police Mark Sroka.


Maryland law requires that the driver, front passenger, and any other passenger under the age of 16 in a vehicle must wear a seat belt. A child under the age of 8, less than 4’9” tall and weighing less than 65 pounds is required to be in an approved child safety seat.

For more information please contact the Gaithersburg Police Department at 301-258-6400 or visit the City’s website www.gaithersburgmd.gov/police.

Posted on ActiveRain as a community service.  Character counts in Gaithersburg.

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Than Maynard
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People complain about the police telling you to wear your seat belt, but it keeps you safe(r).

May 01, 2012 08:33 AM #1
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Bruce Walter
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Roy, nice job of getting the word out to your consumers about the "Click it or Ticket" awarness in Gaithersburg!  Wearing seat belts does save lives!

May 02, 2012 06:06 AM #2
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Joni Staples
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I remember when the seat belt laws first came about. It was so annoying. Now I do not think about it at all. I just put it on. All it takes is one ticket and we get the picture!

May 02, 2012 06:35 AM #3
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Good morning to all.  Some of us do recall the first seat belts.  Let's buckle up.  The life we save might be our own.

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May 02, 2012 06:49 AM #4
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I don't really notice too many people who don't wear seat belts anymore.  I guess some people are getting negligent again!  Good they are cracking down on them.

May 02, 2012 09:08 AM #5
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Roy, That is such an important thing to do!  Even if you're just running errands, you really just never know when you may be involved in an accident!

May 02, 2012 09:11 AM #6
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Roy, when I was in my late teens I had a Quartet. This was the day before Seat Belts were mandatory. Our baritone was negotiating a curve on wet pavement, after quartet practice, traveling alone and going home. He lost control of his car. It rolled over and took his life, leaving his wife, and a baby on the way. The problem: Like you said, he was ejected from the car because of NO seatbelt and the car rolled over on him, killing him instantly. Everyone should pay attention to your post because seatbelts do save lives. Thanks for this most important post today.

May 02, 2012 10:03 AM #7
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Robert (Bob) Gilbert
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Roy,

Texas they have been doing the click it or ticket. I really do not know if it helps. I like the policy but enforing it is always problematic. Thanks for the blog.

May 02, 2012 10:37 AM #8
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Thanks so much for your comments.

David:  Actual stories, like yours, should make all of us require our passengers to fasten their seat belts.  Sometimes, we might have to tell clients that seat belts are required by law.

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Amazing flower shots. What are the bottom two called? cheers cvc

May 02, 2012 11:48 AM #10
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Hi Roy, This is a wonderful reminder. There are just no shortcuts to wearing a seat belt while driving 100% of the time. The same law here in CA and it is good one.
May 02, 2012 08:45 PM #11
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Thanks so much for your comments.  Be a safe driver.

May 03, 2012 03:20 AM #12
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