Bristol safety campaign enforces seat belt law

Bristol safety campaign enforces seat belt law

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bristol PD carPolice step up click it or ticket campaign

The message on the flashing road sign positioned around Bristol says ‘click it or ticket’. It’s a message that motorists who drive through Bristol and other parts of Rhode Island should heed.

From March 18 through March 24, Bristol police will join departments statewide in a national click it or ticket campaign to ensure that the seatbelt law is being obeyed. By law, drivers and passengers are required to buckle up when in a moving vehicle. If a police officer observes a non-belted motorist, that vehicle will be pulled over and the driver will be issued a citation for every person in the vehicle who is not properly belted. Each offense carries an $85 fine. The seatbelt law, which was enacted with a sunset clause, will expire in July 2013.

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  1. one of the stupidest laws ever to be made up. who’s business is it but my own if i decide not to buckle up? am i putting others in danger if i don’t buckle up, of course not. and for those that say, “others will have to foot the bill for my decision”, i say, let me live and suffer with “my” decision.

    get the “Nanny” out of my car and my life.

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