The Department of Transportation recently launched a new PSA campaign intended to encourage North Carolina passengers to buckle up. According to a recent NCDOT press release, front seat passenger seatbelt usage dropped in 2013 to 84.9 percent, down nearly one percentage point from the previous year.
In North Carolina, every passenger in a motor vehicle must wear a seatbelt or face a fine of up to $161. Previous “Click It or Ticket” campaigns have successfully bolstered the numbers of driver seatbelt usage, and NCDOT hopes this new iteration will do the same for passenger seatbelt usage.
To kick-off the campaign, NCDOT released a light-hearted yet poignant public service announcement. In the 30-second television spot, the car passenger thinks it’s funny that his friend has just been pulled over until the officer appears at his window.
At HensonFuerst, we’re passionate about public safety and fully support awareness campaigns such as “Click It or Ticket.” As attorneys, we see firsthand how devastating a car accident can be, which is why we strive to do our part to help keep our community safe. Whether promoting bike safety through our Share the Road campaign or exposing the dangers of bullying through our annual PSA contest, HensonFuerst believes in giving back to the community that has given us so much. Find out more at our Community page.
Unfortunately, no matter how safe you are on the road, sometimes accidents happen. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, the North Carolina auto accident lawyers at HensonFuerst are ready to help. Call us today.