First Posted: 2/19/2012
The Dallas Township Police Department announced seat belt education and enforcement activities as part of a teen driver safety mobilization program from February 14 through March 4.
Law enforcement and school administrators were at the Dallas High School to kick off the program on February 14 as students left school at the end of the day. This informational session was comprised of a police seat belt check point set up at the high school entrance and informational materials distributed by members of the Dallas High School Emergency Responders Club.
This educational outreach, coupled with enforcement activities, will raise awareness of the new teen driver law that went into effect in December. The primary law states all vehicle occupants under 18 must wear a seat belt.
The Dallas Township Police Department has been actively involved with both Aggressive Driving and Seat Belt Programs that provide funding for education and enforcement in the interest of traffic safety. Funding is provided by a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.