UNION CITY, TN (KFVS) - The Union City Police Department along with the Tennessee Highway Safety Office are partnering for the annual Seatbelts Are Fore Everyone (SAFE) campaign.
The campaign spreads awareness about seatbelt and child restraint use through programs, public events, and checkpoints in local communities.
The campaign runs from February 1 to August 1.
Last year there were:
- 1,182 child restraint violations
- 13,165 seatbelt citations
- 305 other seat belt enforcement activities
“In 2017, Tennessee’s average seatbelt usage rate was 88.51 percent,” said THSO Director Vic Donoho. “Last year, the usage rate was 88.77 percent. Through increased education, enforcement, and community involvement, we’re striving to achieve 100 percent."
Agencies will pay special attention to seat belt enforcement from 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.