The "Click It or Ticket" seatbelt enforcement program runs May 22 through June 4. Various checkpoints will be set up around the state along with advertisements and partrols that are designed to get more people to buckle up those seatbelts. It boggles my mind to see people not wearing a seatbelt. What do they think is going to stop them when their vehicle goes from 60 m.p.h. to ZERO in an instant?
Another thing that angers and scares me is seeing parents or caregivers (yes, even daycare workers) putting kids in the front seat of a car. Sometimes buckled, sometimes not. Not only do they not belong in the front seat, but they also should have been in a car seat.
It is one thing to be careless and reckless with your life when you have a say in it. It is far different when you are too young/little to have a say in how you travel. Check out Michigan Safe Kids for information on what you can do to help increase child passenger safety in Michigan.
For more information on the "Click It or Ticket" campaign head on over to www.buckleupamerica.org/.
Via the Traverse City Record Eagle