The following press release was recently issued by the Bristol Police Department:
“The 2014 national Click It or Ticket (CIOT) seat belt enforcement mobilization begins May 19 and runs through June 1.
Bristol Police are joining other law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.
With the 2014 Memorial Day weekend upon us, Connecticut’s law enforcement agencies intend to promote safe driving and increase protection for all motorists.
Officers are enforcing the seat belt requirements and issuing citations to those who are unbuckled.
As a reminder, all front seat occupants in a vehicle must wear their safety belts. Only rear seat passengers under the age of 16 are required to wear safety belts. If the operator of a vehicle is 16 or 17 years of age, all occupants in the vehicle are required to wear safety belts.
While this year’s mobilization runs through June 1, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round.”