Seatbelt Checkpoints to Start in Stratford May 21

Be prepared to be handed a citation if you don't buckle up.

Driving around town starting May 21 you may notice some stationary police checkpoints popping up here and there.

As Memorial Day nears, the will begin a campaign focused on seatbelt safety. If you choose not to click it, you will get a ticket.

According to figures released by the police department, 13 to 15-year-old passengers have the highest percentage (67 percent) of all age groups to be fatally injured and unrestrained in traffic crashes.

Among adult passengers 18 to 34 years old who were killed in car crashes, 63 percent were not wearing a seatbelt, according to the department.

George E. Mulligan May 18, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Why not have police cruise up + down part of Main Street 24/7 since there have been so many pedestrian/car accidents?
Robert Chambers May 18, 2012 at 03:14 PM
They are going to have Milford officers manning the Stratford driving tax stops?
Jason Bagley (Editor) May 18, 2012 at 03:37 PM
No, Robert. I used this photo because I didn't have one of a Stratford police officer at a checkpoint.
Jim Otto May 19, 2012 at 07:15 AM
The nanny state marches on!
Robert Chambers May 19, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Come on Jason! Get some shots of our police, they are way cooler than Milfords!
eileenh1 May 20, 2012 at 12:27 PM
If only they could do something about people on cell phones.


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