2018 Thanksgiving Mobilization Summary
Buckle Up PA would like to thank our partners for participating in the 2018 Thanksgiving Mobilization. This year we funded 250 departments across Pennsylvania to focus on seat belt enforcement to make our highways safer for everyone, especially during a busy holiday travel season.
During this mobilization, officers made 11,937 contacts and issued 9,622 citations. Of those 9,622 citations, 806 we directly related to seat belt violations. An additional 252 warnings were issued for seat belt violations.
While officers play an important role conducting seat belt enforcement, they play an invaluable role in seat belt education. Earned media works to educate the public and promote safe driving habits. From the Facebook and Instagram messages posted to the Public Service Announcements recorded by officers, public outreach reaches more motorists and can have a positive change on seat belt use.
Please contact your Occupant Protection Regional LEL if you have any questions or you would like to schedule training for your department.
Thank you again for your support of the Buckle Up PA program and we wish you a safe and happy 2019.