SHERIDAN, WY — As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, Sheridan County Law Enforcement is reminding all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. The annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility enforcement effort runs from May 20 through June 2 and is focused on enforcing seat belt use.
Sheridan County Law Enforcement will be especially active this Memorial Day weekend as officers, deputies, and troopers will target those who are not buckling up.
“All law enforcement in Sheridan County is working to get the Click It or Ticket message out to the public,” said Lieutenant Travis Koltiska of the Sheridan Police Department. “A seat belt is your best protection in the event of a crash and in Wyoming it’s the law. Too often we respond to fatal crashes and witness the result of people not buckling up. These fatal crashes can be prevented if people would just buckle up.”
“ From 2013 to 2017 in Sheridan County, we’ve lost 9 people in vehicle crashes who were not buckled up,” said Lieutenant Koltiska. Nationally in 2017, there were 10,076 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United States.
“If this enforcement crackdown makes people aware of the dangers of unrestrained driving before they are stopped by law enforcement, or worse, in a crash, we’ll consider it a success,” said Koltiska.“If you know anyone who does not buckle up, ask them to change their ways. Help us spread this lifesaving message before one more friend or family member is killed.”
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.