Manchester Police Say 85% of Drivers are Buckling Up

The Manchester Police Department says the majority of drivers in Manchester are buckling up. The department participated in the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau’s “STEP” Program over the Thanksgiving holiday, with police stationed at locations throughout Manchester watching for seatbelt use. Police conducted a survey before the special traffic enforcement program officially started and found that 89-percent of drivers in Manchester were using their seatbelts. During the seven-day “STEP” Program, the police department issued eleven traffic citations and forty-nine traffic warnings. They also served two arrest warrants, arrested two people on narcotics charges and helped two motorists as well. A second survey on seatbelt use was conducted after the “STEP” program, in which police found that 85-percent of drivers were buckling up.