Up to 96% of Manchester Drivers Buckling Up

Manchester Police participated in the Governors Traffic Safety Bureau’s STEP Program over the Labor Day holiday.

Police were stationed at locations throughout Manchester watching for seatbelt use.

A survey done before the traffic enforcement program started found that 96-percent of Manchester’s drivers were using their seatbelts, with a second survey done afterwards showing 95-percent of drivers buckling up.

During the two-week long enforcement program, Manchester Police issued twelve traffic citations and 59 traffic warnings. They also helped over a dozen motorists and made three felony arrests.