State Police kick off "Click it or Ticket" campaign | NECN
State Police kick off "Click it or Ticket" campaign
NECN: Katie Daly, Worcester, Mass.) - State officials are kicking off a seat belt enforcement blitz. Today, they launched a high-visibility "Click or Ticket" campaign, and their goal is to help save lives on state roads.
John Byler is recovering from a brain injury which makes speaking in front of crowds difficult. But telling he and his son Andrew’s story at the Millbury Police barracks is something the Harvard native felt he had to do.
Byler says that wearing seat belts during that accident in 2005 saved their lives. That’s why he helped State Police kick off their new Click it or Ticket campaign. Through the end of the month State Police officers will be reminding the public about the importance of buckling up through adding more traffic patrols.
While Byler's accident left him with a brain injury, and his son, a broken back.
State Police and safety officials say that not wearing a seat belt would have been much worse
Part of the Click it or Ticket campaign also involves educating the public. State Police will be using demonstrations like this to show drivers what will happen to passengers in a car if it rolls over at a high speed
Byler hopes to be involved with the educational campaign and hopes this is the first of many speeches.