TCC’s Police Department was selected to receive free promotional material for the current Teen “Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Campaign. TCC was chosen because of the large number of the public who can be reached by our five campuses.
Despite increased seat belt usage since Click It or Ticket campaigns began in 2002, teens remain in the high risk group who buckles up less frequently than adults. The majority of young people, ages 16 to 20, involved in fatal motor vehicle crashes, about 60 percent, in 2008 were unbuckled. Teens are involved in three times as many fatal crashes as all other drivers and automobile crashes remain one of the leading causes of deaths for teens.
Information will be available at tables near the Business Services and Registrar offices on TCC campuses that can be used personally or shared with family and friends. “Every seat belt that you buckle, is an opportunity to save one more precious life,” said program coordinator and Northwest Campus Cpl. Mindy Teague.
More information is available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at: www.seatbeltsrock.com. Be on the lookout for the signs and banners on TCC campuses through June 6.
Please, use your seat belt: Buckle Up, Save a Life!