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Culver City Police Department
Monday November 21st, 2022 :: 03:49 p.m. PST


*** Thanksgiving Seat Belt Safety Campaign - Buckle Up, Every Trip, Every Time ***

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                       November 21, 2022
CONTACT: Sgt. Solve Loken, 310-253-6260, [email protected]
The Culver City Police Department Encourages Everyone to Travel Safely and Make It to the Table for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Culver City, Calif. – As millions of families throughout the state hit the road to visit friends and family this Thanksgiving holiday, the Culver City Police Department reminds drivers and passengers of the importance of wearing a seat belt, to avoid the potentially deadly consequences of not buckling up.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel times of the year. According to AAA, 54.6 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving holiday, a 1.5% increase from 2021. With more cars on the road, the chances of being involved in a crash go up.  Wearing a seat belt is the best way to reduce or avoid injury.
“Regardless of how far you are traveling for Thanksgiving, we want everyone to get to their destinations safely and enjoy the holiday,” Assistant Police Chief Jason Sims said. “Wearing a seat belt is the single most effective thing you can do to protect yourself in the event of a crash. It’s critical that drivers and passengers buckle up, every trip, every time.”
During the 2020 Thanksgiving Maximum Enforcement Period, 33 people still died on roadways within the jurisdiction of the California Highway Patrol. Among those killed, 14 were not wearing seat belts.
Under California law, children under two years old, who weigh under 40 pounds or are under 40 inches tall, must ride in a rear-facing car seat. Children under the age of eight or under 4’ 9” tall must be secured in a car seat or booster seat.
Funding for this program is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Culver City Police Department
4040 Duquesne Ave
Culver City, CA 90232

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Non-emergencies: 310-837-1221

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