EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - With the extended Memorial Day holiday fast approaching, drivers in Eastchester will need to exercise extra caution behind the wheel as the police department ramps up emphasis patrols.
Beginning this week, the Eastchester Police Department is stepping up enforcement of seat belt laws and other traffic violations as part of the Buckle Up New York “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
“Click It or Ticket” is a statewide, zero tolerance enforcement campaign designed to increase safety restraint use in New York while preventing highway fatalities and injuries that are caused when seatbelt are improperly utilized.
Recent crash records throughout the state have shown that seatbelt use at night is lower than it is during the daytime, which led to departments arranging checkpoints and emphasis patrols during select holiday weekends.
According to police, the campaign aims to increase the use of seat belts, especially among young people. Statistics show that between 2000 and 2014, more than half of passenger vehicle occupants killed weren’t wearing seat belts- especially at night.