Jim Thorpe police conduct seat belt check
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS At the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe on Wednesday morning, members of the Jim Thorpe Police Department conducted a seatbelt check and handed out flyers informing drivers about Pennsylvania's seatbelt and child restraint laws.
Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joseph Schatz along with officers Lee Marzen and Mike Bokeko were on hand to greet occupants of vehicles arriving at the L.B. Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe on Wednesday morning.
The officers were there conducting a seatbelt check as part of the State of Pennsylvania's "Buckle Up PA Click It or Ticket" program.
Two tickets 2 fines! If you are stopped and cited for speeding or any other violation and you are not wearing your seatbelt, you are liable to get two tickets.
No fines or warnings were being handed out on Wednesday morning, just a card detailing the basic rules of Pennsylvania's Occupant Protection Laws and the proper use of restraint systems such as seatbelts and child booster seats.
Chief Schatz stated that most everyone that morning was properly buckled up and the children with them were properly secured in the vehicles.
The officers gave out more than 100 of the cards which also noted that law enforcement agencies across the state are saving lives by enforcing Pennsylvania's seatbelt and child restraint laws.