Gwinnett County Auto Accident Attorney Shane Smith Discusses Seat Belt Use & Georgia’s Click It Or Ticket Program
Based on statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, using seat belts has helped decrease the number of passenger vehicle fatalities. Since 1994, there has been a continual decline in the number of deaths though the use of seat belts. Georgia has a Primary Law for seat belt use and its 2010 seat belt usage statistics show that nearly 9 out of 10 passengers and drivers (89.6%) use seat belts.
As one can see, using seat belts correlates to being safer in a car whether you are driving it or not. Since using seat belts is so beneficial, the State of Georgia has worked in conjunction with the federal government and is actively enforcing the Click It Or Ticket (CIOT) program.
Being involved in an auto accident or having a family member that has, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim against the guilty party. Based on your damages and how these damages may affect your life short and long-term, you can become financially whole. Contact a Georgia auto accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (770) 487-8999 for a free legal consultation.
The Click It Or Ticket (CIOT) program is put in place to enforce and keep Georgia’s great statistics of seat belt usage. The goal, from its federal creators is a usage rate of about 90 percent. Annually, during Memorial and Thanksgiving Days, law enforcement advertises and is on the roads ensuring there is compliance.
While the Click It Or Ticket Program is very effective, it does not stop every single accident. You may be able to collect for your damages if you are an auto accident victim. However, the only way to know what kind of legal claims you may have is to speak with a Gwinnett County auto accident attorney. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith at (888) 927-6955 today!