FTPD to participate in Buckle Up PA Teen Education and Enforcement Mobilization

Date: October 12, 2017

Ferguson Township Police will conduct safety checks and enforcement details in conjunction with the
Buckle Up PA Teen Education and Enforcement Mobilization from October 16 through October 27, 2017

More than 106 law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania have agreed to participate in the 12-day
Teen Seat Belt Mobilization. This Teen Mobilization will coincide with National Teen Driver Safety Week.

The specific goal of this Teen Mobilization is to increase seat belt use among drivers and passengers under age 18 and ultimately save young lives.

The primary focus will be youth drivers on school campuses, at targeted youth events, and on roadways around their high schools.

Police aim to reach out to more than 100 secondary schools and educate 25,000 students about using seat belts. 

During this enforcement mobilization, law enforcement agencies will issue seat belt citations when identified. For drivers and passengers under the age of 18, not wearing safety belts is a primary offense. Their vehicles can be detained solely for a seat belt violation. The cost to a teen convicted of a seat belt violation is a minimum of $60.