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Mailing Address: PO Box 368 , Pass Christian, MS 39571
CHIEF OF POLICE: John Dubuisson
ASSISTANT CHIEF: James Stewart
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INVESTIGATOR: Michael Lally
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Click it or Ticket to Boost Seat Belt Use- Day and Night
As motorists take to the roads this Memorial Day holiday, Pass Christian Police Department are urging everyone to buckle up. Beginning May 20, 2013, law enforcement officials will be out in full force, taking part in the 2013 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.
“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important that everyone buckles up every time they go out, both day and night- no excuses,” said (Pass Christian Police Chief) “ Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing their seat belt- Click It or Ticket.”
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 52 percent of the 21,253 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 was not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. As noted, deaths involving seat belt nonuse are more prevalent at night than during the daytime. According to NHTSA, 62 percent of the 10,135 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2011 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. was not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash.
“Seat belts save thousands of lives every year, but far too many motorists are still not buckling up, especially at night when the risk of getting in a crash in even greater,” said Pass Christian Police Chief John Dubuisson. “We want everyone to have a safe summer, but it requires an important step on the part of motorists- clicking the seat belt.”
In 2011, seat belts saved an estimated 11,949 lives nationwide according to NHTSA. While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 20 through June 2, officers are out enforcing seat belt lays year-round.,
For more on the nationional Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.
Drunk Driving “Over The Limit/Under Arrest.
The Pass Christian Police Department is now an inspection station for child restraints. In order to obtain a car seat you must live in the 39571 zip code. If you have any questions or concearsn, please cnotact Officer John W. Dedeaux at Pass Police Dept. (228) 452-3302 or Pass Middle School at 452-5220. Thank you.
The Pass Christian Police Department along with other coastal agencies participates in the Occupant/Protection grant program that is offered by the Office of Highway Safety. Our goals are to try and inform the public on the importance of wearing seatbelts. According to Car-Accidents. Com. Seat belt safety and Statistics show that approximately 63% of people killed in car accidents were not wearing seat belts. We have read that seat belts are the best protection in a car accident and that failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior. Data suggests that education alone is not doing the job with young people, especially males ages 16 to 25 the age group least likely to buckle up. The Pass Christian Police Department hopes by increasing their presences on the streets and issuing citations for non-compliance of seat belt usage will prevent more injuries or deaths.
The Pass Christian Police Department, along with other coastal agencies proudly participates in the "drunk driving over the limit, under arrest", and the "Click it or Ticket" Campaigns. Drunk driving is one of Americas deadliest crimes and that is why local law enforcement officials will be out in full force during the holidays. the message is simple. No matter what you drive, if we catch you driving impaired, we will arrest you. No exceptions, No excuses. Drunk driving is simply not worth the risk. Don't take the chance. Drunk driving is a serious crime.
For more information, visit www.stopimpaireddriving.org
Getting the word out about the lifesaving benefits of wearing seat belts is especially important for teenagers. During the Click it or Ticket mobilization, law enforcement officers nationwide will aggressively enforce seat belt laws by conducting seat belt checkpoints and zero-tolerance seat belt enforcement activities. The goal is not to write tickets but to get everyone buckled up- especially teen drivers and their passengers, and to save lives.