***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Friday, May 18, 2012

 

 

WHAT:                      Paralyzed crash victim to speak about importance of wearing seatbelt during the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program  “Click It or Ticket” Campaign kickoff.

 

WHEN:                      Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m.               

           

WHERE:                   Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord

 

 

COMMENTS:           In May of 2009, Lisa Mozingo was driving her Jeep along a dirt road when she fishtailed and flipped three times.  She was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from her Jeep and landed in a ditch.  Two weeks after the crash, Lisa attended her high school graduation in a wheelchair.  Three years later, she is still paralyzed from the waist down. 

 

                                    Lisa, along GHSP Director Becky Wallace and State Highway Patrol Col. Michael Gilchrist, will kick off the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which runs May 21 through June 3.

 

State and local law enforcement officers will increase seat belt enforcement activities and crack down on motorists who are not wearing their seat belts during the campaign.

 

The "Click It or Ticket" campaign began in 1993 to increase seat belt and child safety belt use in North Carolina. Today, nearly every law enforcement agency in the state participates in "Click It or Ticket," and more than 89 percent of citizens are buckled up.

 

For more information regarding “Click It or Ticket” activities, contact Don Nail (919) 733-3083, or visit the GHSP website.

 

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