Chief Joseph O’Connor
219 Walden Street
P.O. Box 519
Concord, MA 01742
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Concord Police to Participate in Click It or Ticket Campaign
CONCORD – Chief Joseph O’Connor announces that the Concord Police Department will partake in the national Click It or Ticket campaign next week to promote seat belt use through increased traffic enforcement.
The initiative is organized through the Massachusetts Highway Safety Division of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security and will run from May 8-29.
According to the state’s annual seat belt observation study, Massachusetts seat belt usage is significantly lower than the national average – 78 percent compared to 90 percent. Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that out of the 172 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in the Commonwealth in 2015, 64 percent were not wearing seat belts.
“Seat belts have been proven to save lives and this campaign is a reminder to the public to wear them whenever you get in a car,” Chief O’Connor said. “We also want to remind residents that we have trained officers that can assist you with installing a child safety seat to ensure that it’s done correctly.”
Concord is one of approximately 200 local police departments in Massachusetts, along with the Massachusetts State Police, to participate in the high-visibility mobilization.
Anyone who has questions or concerns about the campaign, or who would like to schedule an appointment to have a child seat installed, should contact the Concord Police Department at 978-318-3400.