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TEMPLE TERRACE POLICE DEPARTMENT 
NEWS RELEASE 
 
11250 North 56th Street 
Temple Terrace, Florida   33617 
813.506-6500 
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‘Click It or Ticket’ to Boost Seat Belt Use – Day And Night
 
(TEMPLE TERRACE, FL – 5/17/13) – As motorists take to the roads this upcoming Memorial
Day holiday, the Temple Terrace Police Department is urging everyone to buckle up.  Beginning
May 20, 2013, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2013 national
Click It or Ticket seat-belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not
belted. 
 “As we kick off  the busy summer driving season, it’s important that everyone buckles up every
time they go out, both day and night – no excuses,” said TTPD Capt. Mike Pridemore.  “Our
officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt.”
 
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA), 52 percent of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011
were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. Moreover, statistics show, such deaths
are more prevalent at night than during the daytime. According to NHTSA, 62 percent of the
10,135 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59
a.m. were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.  
 
 “Seat belts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists are still not buckling
up, especially at night when the risk of getting in a crash is even greater,” said Pridemore.  “We
want everyone to have a safe summer, but it requires an important step on the part of motorists –
clicking that seat belt.”
 
In 2011, seat belts saved an estimated 11,949 lives nationwide according to NHTSA. While this
year’s “Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization runs from May 20 through June 2, officers
are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round. 
 
For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.
 
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