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Motorists should be prepared to receive a reminder
from local law enforcement that using seat belts in Ohio is the
law. The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt
enforcement mobilization continues through June 15.
According to the Ohio Department of Public Safety, 62 percent of
Cuyahoga County motor vehicle occupants who were killed in motor
vehicle traffic crashes in 2011 were not wearing their seat belts
at the time of the crash.
�Despite all of the education, ads and reminders, too many
drivers and passengers on the road are still not wearing their seat
belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy if there's a crash,�
said Gregory M. Loftus, chief of rangers. �Our goal is to save more
lives by educating the public through this important campaign.�
The Cuyahoga County Speed, Reckless & Aggressive Driving/DUI
Reduction Task Force and Cleveland Metroparks Rangers are joining
other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety
advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly
enforcing seat belt laws. Participating departments will
dedicate traffic patrols three hours per day to enforcing all of
Ohio's traffic laws, but most importantly ticketing those violating
Ohio's seat belt, booster seat and child restraint laws.
Seat belt use saves thousands of lives across America each year.
Cleveland Metroparks Rangers remind everyone to buckle
Cleveland Metroparks Rangers are the law
enforcement officers of the Park District. Rangers patrol over 22,
000+ acres of land 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week.