More Seat Belts Being Buckled

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A new report says 84 percent of Ohioans are buckling up, and the local compliance rate is pretty high as well.

Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers say through enforcement and education, the use of seat belts has risen significantly over the past few years.

Troopers say with Memorial Day weekend approaching, it's especially important to remember to buckle up and be safe on the roads.

"That one little click is so important because it saves lives. It really reduces injuries in crashes. There's just so many advantages to wearing a seat belt," Trooper Jeff Starling, at the Marietta Post said.

Across the river in West Virginia, state troopers say this month's 'click-it or ticket' campaign is also showing promising numbers: with just 30 of about 150 traffic stops not in compliance.

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