Spartanburg Police Department holiday traffic safety campaign

Intends to improve roadway safety
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Released by the Spartanburg Police Department.
Spartanburg, SC (November 20, 2020) The Spartanburg Police Department continues to seek ways of improving the safety of our roadways in the city through education and enforcement.
The Thanksgiving holiday is the kickoff to the busiest season of the year. With all the rushing around and holiday travel, it’s a great time to remind motorists and passengers to buckle their seat belts. To keep drivers and their passengers safe, law enforcement organizations are partnering with the U.S.
Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to share an important lifesaving reminder: Buckle Up — Every Trip. Every Time.
Review these statistics for an eye-opening look at the impact seat belts can have on your safety:
In 2018, there were 22,697 passenger vehicle occupants (in passenger cars, pickup trucks, vans, or SUVs) killed in traffic crashes in the United States.
Almost half (47%) of those who were killed were not wearing seat belts.
During the Thanksgiving holiday weekend in 2018 (6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, to 5:59 a.m. on Monday, November 26), there were 291 passengers killed in traffic crashes across the nation.