SLPD Cracks Down on Seatbelt Violations to Ensure Road Safety
One of the great denominators in our world is car travel. Nearly everyone from every walk of life finds themselves in a car at some point. Unless you have been under a rock since 1985, when the Ad Council began its first seatbelt campaign, you have heard how important it is to wear a seatbelt while you are on the road.
The Sugar Land Police could quote a lot of statistics, like in 2022 1,258 people died in crashes while not wearing a seatbelt on Texas roads, but ultimately as a Police Officer, it's far more personal. They are the ones who have to help load the ambulances and knock on the doors of houses to tell someone their loved one won't be coming home. They deal with this way too often and it can be crushing when you consider how simple it is to click on a seatbelt. Wearing a seatbelt is one of the easiest and most statistically verified ways to survive a crash.
Especially as everyone heads into the holiday season; when everyone is short on time, long on distractions, and drivers become more aggressive; take a few extra seconds to make sure all the people in your car are buckled up. Your loved ones will thank you!
This week, you'll notice more seatbelt enforcement from SLPD, so do yourself a favor and make sure everyone is properly buckled!