“Operation CARE” to prioritize on seatbelt enforcement
OSHP will be participating All-American Buckle Up.
TOLEDO, Ohio — The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with law enforcement nationwide to promote safety belt enforcement and crash reduction during the Operation CARE All-American Buckle Up. The initiative will begins Monday, May 24 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Monday, May 31 at 11:59 p.m.
In addition to the All-American Buckle Up, law enforcement will encourage drivers to Click-it-or-Ticket.
The campaign is used to help law enforcement encourage drivers to buckle up in an effort to save lives and reduce crashes.
In Ohio, the 3-year average of fatalities has increased by 22%. Year-to-date from 2018 through 2021, Ohio is averaging 342 traffic fatalities.
“It’s plain and simple — safety belts save lives,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro. “Properly wearing a safety belt increases a person’s chance of surviving a crash.”