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May 17, 2024 — The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) is partnering with the Idaho Transportation Department’s Office of Highway Safety (OHS) and law enforcement agencies across Idaho to urge drivers to buckle up. From May 20 to June 2, 2024, CCSO deputies will join a statewide enforcement effort, issuing citations to those not wearing their seat belts and educating Idahoans on the importance of all drivers and passengers buckling up.

  • According to OHS seat belt survey data, 87% of Idahoans are making the safe choice to wear their seat belt.
  • Buckling up is the easiest thing you can do to protect yourself during a crash. It increases your odds of surviving by 50%.
  • In 2022, 66% of the passenger motor vehicle occupants killed in crashes were not wearing a seat belt.

The statewide effort coincides with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click It or Ticket campaign with law enforcement officers nationwide. For more information, visit https://shift-idaho.org/seatbelt-safety/.