PSC and GHSP Join Forces to Emphasize Seat Belt Safety Message

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The Public Service Commission and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program joined forces with other West Virginia law enforcement agencies in the Click It or Ticket campaign that was conducted March 2-18 to remind motorists that seat belts save lives.  Seat belt use is not only a good idea, it is also the law and failure to wear your seat belt could result in a ticket.

While other agencies concentrate on the general motoring public, the Public Service Commission’s Enforcement Officers focus on drivers of commercial motor vehicles.  Bob Blankenship, Director of the PSC’s Transportation Division said, “The Public Service Commission is charged with enforcing state and federal transportation laws on commercial motor vehicles traveling on West Virginia’s roadways.  Our participation in the Click It or Ticket campaign gives us the opportunity to reinforce the message that seat belts save lives.  We emphasize that message to the commercial motor vehicle drivers who travel West Virginia’s highways, which helps keep all motorists safer.”

“Through our enforcement efforts, we keep community members safe and remind drivers of the importance of buckling up,” said Bob Tipton, GHSP Director. “Issuing tickets was not our goal, but it was a way to remind people of the importance of such a simple action.”

In the most recent Click It or Ticket mini-blitz, the GHSP reports that over 500 tickets were written for non-compliance with West Virginia’s seat belt laws.

With funding provided by the GHSP, local law enforcement agencies, including many municipalities and sheriff departments, are able to conduct these focused patrols on seat belt safety and encourage citizens to drive safely.

Public Service Commission is a joke.  Sorry.

They are the regulatory agency that is basically letting FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS run unregulated for all landline customers.

Frontier customers wait days and days for landline service.  Many in our state live where there is no cell coverage, so no other choice for service.

Our elected reps need to pressure the Public Service Commission to get their chit together, do their job, and stop giving in to the Frontier lobby crew.

West Virginians deserve better!

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