|From:||Green Lake County Sheriff's Office|
|RE/Event:||"Click It or Ticket" National Mobilization
Green Lake County Area
|High Visibility Deployments Scheduled|
|Address:||Green Lake County Area|
|Date of Release: 05/16/14||Release: #1-1|
The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office has again received funding to place more deputy sheriff staff out on the street in an effort to increase seatbelt usage.
According to data supplied by the Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety, in 2011, 52% of persons killed and 25% of persons sustaining incapacitating injuries in Wisconsin crashes were not wearing safety belts. Many of these people were ejected from their vechicle. Statewide safety belt use was at 79.2% in 2010, however, Wisconsin safety belt use still remains about 6% lower than the national average. It is estimated that safety belt use by motor vehicle occupants in Wisconsin prevents more that 200 traffic realted fatalities and more than 8,000 serious injuries annually.Operating in conjunction with the National "Click-it-or-Ticket" campaign, expect to see increased patrol's and enforcement in high traffic areas of the County including the detour routes.
|Release Prepared by:||Mark Putzke
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Green Lake County Sheriff's Office