Manchester Police were watching for seatbelt use over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.
It was part of the Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau’s “STEP” Program March 14th through the 17th.
Police were stationed at locations throughout Manchester observing seatbelt use. Police conducted a pre-enforcement survey prior to the enforcement program and found that 95% of drivers in Manchester were using their seatbelts.
During the enforcement program, Manchester Police issued one traffic citation and fifteen traffic warnings.
A second survey conducted after the program ended indicated that 89% of drivers were in compliance with the seatbelt law.