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Seat Belt Extra Enforcement
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Seat Belt Extra Enforcement

August 24, 2020 – September 6, 2020

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office will be utilizing grant funds to put more deputies on the streets with a focus on seat belt usage.  

We urge all, while driving to utilize your seatbelt, and ensure everyone in the vehicle is also using theirs.

Buckling up is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in a crash.

  • In 2015, seat belts saved an estimated 13,941 people from dying. From 2011 to 2015 seat belts saved nearly 64,000 lives—enough people to fill a large sports arena.

Air bags are designed to work with seat belts, not replace them.

  • In fact, if you don’t wear your seat belt, you could be thrown into a rapidly opening frontal air bag; a movement of such force could injure or even kill you. Visit for more on air bag safety.

Fit matters

  • Before you buy a new car, check to see that its seat belts are a good fit for you.
  • Ask your dealer about seat belt adjusters, which can help you get the best fit.
  • If you need a roomier belt, contact your vehicle manufacturer to obtain seat belt extenders.
  • If you drive an older or classic car with lap belts only, check with your vehicle manufacturer about how to retrofit your car with today’s safer lap/shoulder belts.

Seat belt safety for children and pregnant women

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