A new program’s unfolded in Arizona and is intended to encourage the use of seatbelts beginning May 21st. This program is being promoted in an effort to decrease the amount of abysmal fatalities that occur in Arizonian highways yearly.
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Arizona’s Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is going to promote this program with the aid and partnership of Chandler Police Department who will also rely on other local law enforcement agencies. The aim of the program is to remind participants on Arizona roads to wear their seatbelts and to practice child safety laws.
While Arizona has a secondary seat belt law, they will be promoting their own program “Buckle Up Arizona…It’s the Law.” Chandler Police Department and other law enforcement agencies will help promote the program which is similar to the national “Click it or Ticket” camping.
In the United States, each state has varying ways to enforce seatbelt laws for people driving in motor vehicles (usually with the exception of buses and motorcycles.) There are states that offer: primary enforcement, secondary enforcement, secondary enforcement but primary for people under a certain age group and no enforcement for adults, only minors (only New Hampshire.)
In the case of Arizona (a secondary enforcement law state,) a traffic enforcement authority needs to first pull a driver over for a violation or a reason other than not wearing a seatbelt to issue a ticket. The driver needed to have committed what is called a primary violation before being issued a seat belt related citation.
All in all the secondary enforcement law varies from state to state. In some states it only applies to people sitting in the back seat. In others it applies to adults and not to children. In most states, the secondary law was adapted first then switched to it being a primary offence. California was the first in 1993.
The purpose of having traffic authorities promote this program is that they have the power to enforce and issue citations if needed be. The program will go on through June 3rd.
When a person is not wearing a seatbelt, there is a great possibility for an accident to happen. There are many accidents in Chandler where the vehicle rolls over and the people inside end up seriously injured because they were ejected in the crash. Sometimes people in an accident do not know how to go about in hiring an injury lawyer with the experience to win a case. A Chandler injury lawyer needs to be familiar with the Arizona state laws and have the professionalism and experience to win a case like professionals at the Law Offices of Byrl Lane.