Bucyrus OHP Reminds Drivers To Buckle Up During Holidays

Bucyrus OHP Reminds Drivers To Buckle Up During Holidays

  • 11/1/2018 1:57:43 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

BUCYRUS, OH - The Bucyrus Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol is sending a reminder to everyone: buckle-up this holiday season. 

In the past two years, 1,142 people were killed in crashes who were not wearing an available safety belt. 

The Ohio Highway Patrol reminds everyone to buckle up this holiday season and continue to do so throughout the New Year. 

"It's simple - safety belts save lives and reduce injury crashes," Lieutenant Scott Rike, Commander of the Bucyrus Patrol Post, said. "It is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself, your family and friends."

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, an estimated 409 lives were saved in Ohio and 14,668 were saved nationwide due to safety belts in 2016. 

More than 84 percent of motorists were found to be in compliance with Ohio's safety belt law, which was an increase from 2017, according to Ohio's 2018 Observational Seatbelt Survey. 

Ohio's safety belt law remains a secondary violation. 

Last year, 124,697 people were convicted of driving or riding in a passenger vehicle without wearing a safety belt.  

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