AAA is partnering with the Greene County Safe Communities Coalition, Montgomery County Safe Communities Coalition, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Greene County Engineer’s Office and local law enforcement agencies from Beavercreek, Fairborn and Xenia to raise awareness about seat belt safety.
Starting on Monday the Ohio State Patrol is kicking off its Operation CARE All-American Buckle Up campaign which will focus on seat belt enforcement.
“It’s plain and simple – safety belts save lives,” said Colonel Richard S. Fambro. “Properly wearing a safety belt increases a person’s chance of surviving a crash.”
The three-year average of crash fatalities is up 22% in Ohio, according to patrol. From 2018 through 2021, Ohio is averaging 342 traffic fatalities.
The initiative will last through Memorial Day night.