Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Chief of Police
Armando J. Perez
For Immediate Release
November 21, 2018
For More Information:
Dalmarys Matos (203) 576-7201
Bridgeport Police to Enforce Seatbelt Safety with the “Click it or Ticket” Campaign
Bridgeport, CT— With the biggest travel holidays upon us, the Bridgeport Police Department will be joining national and local enforcement agencies to promote safe driving and increase the protection of all motorists. From now until Monday, November 26th, state and local law enforcement agencies across the nation are stepping up enforcement to crack down on motorists who aren’t wearing their seatbelts.
Police Chief AJ Perez said, “We encourage road safety all year-round but the holiday season is a heavily trafficked time and that is why we partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to remind residents of seatbelt safety.”
Connecticut law requires all drivers and passengers in the front seat, regardless of the occupant’s age, as well as all children under 16 in all positions to wear seatbelts. Fines start at a minimum of $92 for first offense.
To help prevent crash fatalities, the Bridgeport Police will step-up enforcement and crack down on those who don’t wear their seatbelts. Bridgeport Police will be out on the roads enforcing the State Occupant Protection laws and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.