The Bucyrus post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will initiate a seatbelt enforcement effort beginning this Sunday. The program will run for eight weeks, concentrating in the Crawford and Wyandot County areas.
Post Commander Lt. Scott Rike noted that with the weather improving, people will be taking to the road with increasing frequency. The enforcement program is an effort to keep everyone safe as we head into this particularly dangerous time of the year.
“The enforcement program is an effort to keep everyone safe as we head into this particularly dangerous time of the year,” said Rike.
Rike reminds motorists that ensuring all occupants in your vehicle are buckled up is one of the most important things you can do as you hit the road. He added that the enforcement effort is a continuation of the Highway Patrol’s policy of “Click It Or Ticket” when it comes to enforcing the seatbelt law.
“The significant safety advantages of wearing your seatbelt mandate that we take strict enforcement to ensure all vehicles occupants are as safe as they can be while traveling Ohio’s roadways,” Rike said.
The eight-week enforcement effort will run through June 11, and will include regular duty as well as officers working overtime on a special grant. Rike concluded that while the special enforcement effort is scheduled to conclude in June, the post would continue to make seatbelt compliance a priority throughout the year.