Buckle Up Pennsylvania
Buckle Up PA is a project funded through PennDOT dedicated to raising the seat belt usage level in Pennsylvania through increased enforcement, public awareness and education. The partnership is comprised of municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police, PennDOT, the US Department of Transportation and community groups and organizations.
See Regions below for additional Contact links.
BUPA Region 4
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 4:
(PennDOT District 3-0)
Lackawanna-Luzerne-Pike-Susquehanna-Wayne-Wyoming (PennDOT District 4-0)
Region 4 LEL
405 West Norwegian St
Pottsville, Pa 17901
Phone: (570) 628-2416
Cell: (570) 449-7023
BUPA Region 5
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 5:
(PennDOT District 1-0)
(PennDOT District 2-0)
(PennDOT District 9-0)
Region 5 LEL
643 Center Street
Saint Mary’s, Pa 15857
BUPA Region 6
PennDOT Highway Safety Region 6:
(PennDOT District 10-0)
(PennDOT District 11-0)
(PennDOT District 12-0)
Region 6 LEL
295 Millers Run Rd.
Bridgeville, Pa 15017
OUR CURRENT FOCUS
2015 Thanksgiving Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt Mobilization
The 2015 Thanksgiving CIOT Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization is scheduled for November 23 – November 30, 2015 and will include the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The goal of the Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization is to maximize both day and nighttime seat belt use compliance by focusing on roadways with high unbelted crash, injuries and deaths by initiating a combination of enforcement and public awareness activities. Buckle Up PA has invited 350 Law Enforcement Agencies to participate in this mobilization.
The selection of Law Enforcement Agencies is based on a new Crash Data Selection Criteria. The participating 350 agencies represent 69.4% of all Unbelted Injury and Fatal Crashes in the State. Participating Law Enforcement Agencies will be required to schedule 50% of their enforcement details at night from 2100 to 0400 for this 8-day Mobilization.
The more Seat Belt enforcement and community awareness completed provides the best opportunity to reduce unbuckled crashes and increase seat belt use for that segment of the driving population that does not buckle up. Even though Pennsylvania has seen a reduction in unbelted fatalities, an inordinate amount of unbuckled crashes and fatalities occur during nighttime hours. Police will schedule Enforcement Patrols and Traffic Enforcement Zones to help address this ongoing problem.
BUPA believes the only way to convince the remaining 16% of non seat belt users to buckle up is to write the primary citation for those under 18 and the second seat belt citation for those over 18.
Our message is simple; Law enforcement will be writing Seat Belt tickets to save lives, so Buckle Up Day or Night
- 2015 ThanksgivingTalking Points353.53 K | 11/16/2015
- Enforcement Checklist CIOT 201548.5 K | 11/10/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 TEZ Release600.5 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 S-101 Release582.17 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 PSAs44.24 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 LEA Post Enforcement Release584.25 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 Joint Enforcement Pre Enforcement Release65.66 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 Joint Enforcement Post Release66.26 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 LEA to participate Release600.5 K | 11/5/2015
- Thanksgiving 2015 Joint Enforcement PSA65.56 K | 11/5/2015
Police department forms, equipment information, earned media materials, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Enforcement Checklist CIOT 2015