Law enforcement agencies across Iowa are increasing efforts to make sure motorists are buckling up.
The “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs May 24th through June 6th. Floyd County Sheriff Chief Deputy Luke Johnson says their department is joining forces with other counties and the Iowa State Patrol as part of the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) to promote safety as we enter the summer travel season.
May 2020 saw 2,988 crashes in Iowa in which 167 individuals were injured because they were not wearing seatbelts.. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Buckle Up
NHTSA), the seat belt compliance rate in Iowa is 95.2%. However, roughly 48% of fatal crashes in the state thus far in 2021 have been unbelted.