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Albion PD will step up seatbelt enforcement

Posted 20 May 2013 at 12:00 am

Press release, Albion Police Chief Roland Nenni III

ALBION – Village police will be stepping up its efforts to enforce seat belt use beginning today until June 2 as part of a state-wide initiative.

The Albion Police Department is using a $779 state grant from the state Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee to have extra officers on duty during the next two weeks. Officers will be doing road checks and patrolling throughout the village to enforce seatbelt compliance.

The leading causes of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents continues to be speeding, not wearing seat belts and driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, said Police Chief Roland Nenni III.

“The safety of our streets continues to be one of the number one goals of the Albion Police Department,” he said. “We will continue to strive to make our community safe.”

The Police Department for the past two years has won the Automobile Association of America’s Community Traffic Safety Platinum Award.

“This award shows the commitment and dedication the officers of the Albion Police Department have for the safety of our motorists and pedestrians,” Nenni said.