The Vestal PD, along with most police agencies across the state, are participating in the Buckle Up NY/Click it or Ticket enforcement detail.
Beginning today through June 3rd, some officers will be assigned to specifically enforce New York State's Safety Belt Laws.
Who must wear safety restraints?
**All front seat occupants regardless of age. The driver is responsible for all front seat passengers under age 16.
**All rear seat passengers under age 16.
**All children under 4 years old must be restrained in a federally approved child safety seat.
**Children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7 must be properly restrained in an appropriate child restraint system, one that meets the child's height and weight recommendations according to the child restraint manufacturer.
(Have a question about your child's safety seat? Call the Vestal PD's Child Passenger Seat Phone Line at (607)754-2386 x481 and our certified installer/inspector will call you back)
**Save 148 lives and $404 million annually.
**New York's Greatest Killer - 21 percent of highway deaths in New York State occurred to occupants who were unrestrained. This was a greater factor than alcohol or excessive speed.
**Everyone's Problem - Inpatient hospital costs for unbelted crash victims are 50% higher than those for belted victims. Society pays 85% of those costs, not the crash victims.
Safety Belts are NOT an option
They are a way of life AND they are the law!
Thank you for Buckling Up!
Please do yourself, your loved ones (and your wallet) a favor; Buckle Up, day or night.