N.M. Plans Seatbelt Enforcement Through Holiday Weekend

May 22, 2014

The state Department of Transportation says law enforcement agencies plan to crack down on motorists who aren't wearing seat belts.  

There will be increased enforcement efforts through the Memorial Day weekend as part of a national traffic safety campaign called "Click It or Ticket."

About two-thirds of the vehicle occupants killed in traffic crashes last year in New Mexico weren't wearing seat belts.

State law requires drivers and passengers to wear seat belts. Car safety seats requirements vary according to a child's age.

The department is airing a television ad through the holiday weekend to encourage parents to keep their children safe in cars. The agency also plans to provide baby outfits with a "BKLUP" logo to hospitals, which are to give them to parents of newborns.

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