Law enforcement join together to protect our youngest New Yorkers
The New York State Police are announcing the start of an important initiative that partners the State Police, New York State Park Police, and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to encourage state park visitors to buckle up for safety.
The “BUNY in the Parks” initiative is an enforcement and educational campaign. The goal is to encourage visiting motorists and their passengers to properly buckle-up their seatbelts, and teach the importance of properly securing our youngest visitors in approved child safety seats. This year’s campaign will be held from July 8 to July 23, 2017.
Since New York State became the first state in the nation to enact a primary seatbelt law, effective January 1, 1985, countless lives have been saved. The seatbelt compliance rate has steadily increased, reaching more than 90 percent in 2014. However, motor vehicle crashes are the (more…)
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