Buckle Up Pennsylvania
Buckle Up PA is a project funded through PennDOT dedicated to raising the seat belt usage level in Pennsylvania through increased enforcement, public awareness and education. The partnership is comprised of municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the US Department of Transportation and community groups and organizations.
See Regions below for additional Contact links.
BUPA Region 4
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 4:
(PennDOT District 3-0)
Lackawanna-Luzerne-Pike-Susquehanna-Wayne-Wyoming (PennDOT District 4-0)
Region 4 LEL
405 West Norwegian St
Pottsville, Pa 17901
Phone: (570) 628-2414
Cell: (570) 449-7023
BUPA Region 5
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 5:
(PennDOT District 1-0)
(PennDOT District 2-0)
(PennDOT District 9-0)
Region 5 LEL
643 Center Street
Saint Mary’s, Pa 15857
BUPA Region 6
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 6:
(PennDOT District 10-0)
(PennDOT District 11-0)
(PennDOT District 12-0)
Region 6 LEL
295 Millers Run Rd.
Bridgeville, Pa 15017
2018 May/June "Click It or Ticket" Mobilization
May 14th - June 3rd
OUR CURRENT FOCUS
2018 May/June Mobilization
2018 May/June "Click It or Ticket" (CIOT) Seat Belt Mobilization
Seat belts save lives every day. They can only save lives, however, if they’re used, and there are still many people who don’t buckle up. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of a fatal injury by 45 percent. This is why Buckle Up PA wants you to know that wearing a seat belt can make the difference and is working together with Law Enforcement Agencies and Highway Safety Partners across Pennsylvania to increase public awareness and seat belt enforcement to increase Seat Belt use, save lives and reduce injuries.
Buckle Up PA (BUPA) will continue our commitment for the 2018 “Click It or Ticket” Mobilization to reduce the number of lives lost due to unrestrained passenger vehicle occupants by taking Three Simple Steps.
1. Enforce Occupant Protection Laws
2. Educate Occupants
3. Increase Seat Belt and Child Safety Seat Use
The 2018 “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization will take place from May 14 - June 3, 2018. Over 350 Pennsylvania Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies and thousands of police departments across the nation will be taking part in the mobilization. BUPA is asking all law enforcement agencies to focus their time and resources in the areas where we have the best chance to increase seat belt use:
• Nighttime Occupants
• Occupants and Drivers between the age of 18-35
• Pick-up Truck Drivers
• Roadways experiencing the highest numbers of unbelted crashes/fatalities
During the Mobilization Pennsylvania will join 24 other states in participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Border to Border Seat Belt Enforcement Operation.
At 4:00 p.m. on Monday May 21st Pennsylvania Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies will join other agencies across the nation in mobilizing the “Click It or Ticket”, “Border to Border” Operation. High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) on highways and interstates will be completed to address low seat belt use. Law enforcement agencies, for 4 hours, will send a “Zero Tolerance” message to the public: “driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket, no matter what state”.
BUPA will again join forces with PA’s Impaired Driving Projects to plan and coordinate Seat Belt and Impaired Driving enforcement details during the 2018 May/June CIOT Mobilization. The goal of this initiative is to reduce the number of unbelted and impaired driving crashes and fatalities through coordinated enforcement and public awareness during nighttime hours.
BUPA believes that strong enforcement is the key to success in this “Click It or Ticket” Mobilization and that is why participating departments are being asked to enforce the Pennsylvania Traffic Laws. Traffic Enforcement Zone (TEZ) Details and Roving Patrols will be used to conduct seat belt enforcement. Law Enforcement Agencies will take a “Zero Tolerance” on all safety belt violations and conduct 50% of enforcement at night to persuade the remaining 14% of non-users to buckle up and increase seat belt use.
BUPA will be increasing high-visibility seat belt enforcement efforts around the clock to save more lives on our roadways. Motorists will be urged to fasten their seat belts, day and night … “Click It or Ticket”.