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Exeter police enforce zero-tolerance policy on township's roads

Exeter Township Police enforce...

EXETER TWP., Pa. - Do not expect a warning if you're pulled over in Exeter Township for not wearing a seat belt. Officers said a zero-tolerance policy is in effect.

Through June 4, Exeter Township police and 315 other police departments in Pennsylvania are taking part in the nationwide "Click it or Ticket" enforcement campaign.

"Buckling up gives you an 80 percent better chance of surviving a crash than being unbuckled," said Ofc. David Bentz, Exeter Township Police Department.

Bentz said police are enforcing seat belt use for everyone. The goal is to reduce the number of traffic fatalities.

"In 2015, there [were] 415 traffic fatalities of people that weren't buckled in Pennsylvania," added Bentz.

The department is also stepping up nighttime patrols for impaired drivers. It comes as drivers prepare to hit the road for the busy Memorial Day weekend.


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