UWM PD Issues A Reminder to Buckle Up To Its Students and Faculty Members
May 20, 2013 – June 2, 2013
For Information contact:
Police Officer Christopher Schuster, (414-229-4627)
Those driving on or near the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus are going to be issued a message, “Click It Or Ticket.
In 2007 an individual was killed on a Wisconsin highway every 11.9 hours and injured every 10.4 minutes. There was an alcohol related fatality or injury every 1.5 hours.
The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department joins hundreds of Wisconsin law enforcement agencies and more than 13,000 agencies nationwide to educate safety belt law violators. In 2008, there were 190 less fatal crashes than in 2007. This was largely due to the efforts of Law Enforcement agencies
Young adults are killed at a far higher rate in crashes because they are caught in a lethal intersection of inexperience, risk taking and low safety belt use. Tragically, two out three of young adult drivers killed in motor vehicle crashes last year, were involved in their first and last motor vehicle accident. In 2005, traffic crashes claimed the lives of 114 Wisconsin young adults.
Because of the high number of individuals attending the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee campus, the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department will be cracking down on seat belt violations.
The Click It or Ticket program is going to be running from May 20, 2013 to June 2 , 2013. The overall goal of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Police Department is to achieve a safe atmosphere for its students and faculty members while they are traveling through the UWM campus.
The information presented in this press release was gathered from the “Click It or Ticket 2006 and 2007 and 2010 Law Enforcement Action Kit.”