Saving Student Lives
Safety belt use is the highest it has ever been, but
nearly 60 million Americans — who are
disproportionately teens and young adults — are still
risking their lives by driving unbuckled. That's why this
month they are going to be surrounded with the message
"Click It or Ticket: If you won't buckle up to save your
life, then buckle up to save yourself a ticket."
By raising the visibility of the campaign, Johns
Hopkins is joining more than 13,000 law enforcement
agencies and other colleges and universities in a
nationwide crackdown on seat belt violators.
The enforcement wave, which runs Nov. 17 to 30, is
based on a proven public health model called "high
visibility enforcement" to increase belt use. During these
two weeks, police officers will intensify enforcement of
seat belt and impaired driving laws.
GO TO NOVEMBER 17,
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