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.
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
“Our Current Focus”
2014 Thanksgiving Click It Or Ticket Seat Belt Mobilization
The 2014 Thanksgiving CIOT Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization is scheduled for November 21 – December 1, 2014 and will include the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend. The Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization is designed to maximize nighttime seat belt use compliance by initiating a combination of enforcement and public awareness activities. This 11 day mobilization will primarily focus on nighttime occupants. Buckle Up PA has invited 110 Law Enforcement Agencies to participate in this mobilization.
The selection of Law Enforcement Agencies is based on a new Crash Data Selection Criteria created for the FFY 2015 grant period. The participating 110 agencies represent 52% of all Nighttime Unbelted Injury and Fatal Crashes in the State. Law Enforcement will schedule 100% of their enforcement details from 2100 to 0400.
The more Seat Belt enforcement conducted after dark 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 nighttime fatalities, an inordinate amount of unbuckled crashes and fatalities occur during nighttime hours. Police will schedule Enforcement Patrols, "Seat Belt Check" 4x4 Sign/Minicade Details, 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
Police department forms, equipment information, earned media materials, etc.