WAMU 88.5 : News

With Seat Belt Campaign, Virginia Steps Up Enforcement

Play associated audio
Virginia state troopers issued citations to nearly 27,000 people for not wearing a seatbelt during last year's "Click It or Ticket" campaign.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/drewwh/2721822359
Virginia state troopers issued citations to nearly 27,000 people for not wearing a seatbelt during last year's "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

In Virginia's Fairfax County, authorities say they're implementing a zero-tolerance policy on seat belt use beginning this week. The stepped-up enforcement effort and the national campaign will continue through June 5.

Police say more than half the crashes in Virginia that wind up with fatalities involve motorists who were not wearing a seat belt.

Virginia law requires all drivers and front-seat passengers to buckle up. Meanwhile, all passengers younger than 18 must use a seat belt or approved restraint, front seat or back.

During last year's campaign, state troopers around the Commonwealth issued citations to nearly 27,000 people for not wearing a seat belt and counted more than 7,000 child safety restraint violations.

NPR

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
NPR

Chasing Food Dreams Across U.S., Nigerian Chef Tests Immigration System

Tunde Wey wanted to share the food of his West African childhood. So he crossed the U.S. by bus, hosting pop-up dinners along the way. But Wey, like many immigrants, found success can unravel quickly.
WAMU 88.5

New Challenges To Recycling In The United States

Falling commodity prices are putting a squeeze on American recycling companies. What this means for cities, counties and the future of recycling programs in the United States.

WAMU 88.5

UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski

Kojo chats with Freeman Hrabowski, the president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, about the future of higher education - and what he's doing to steer African-American students into science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.