Jefferson County, CO. –The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting seatbelt enforcement operation from March 25 – 31, 2019. The Traffic and Directed Operations Units will focus efforts in our mountain communities such as the Bergen Park area, downtown Evergreen, and Conifer.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office received grant funds to support this proactive initiative. The grant will help fund more patrol deputies during the last week of the month to specifically enforce Colorado seatbelt laws.
A recent study indicated that in 2018, 86% of Colorado drivers wore their seatbelt. According to the same study, 53% of 382 motor vehicle accident fatalities in 2018 involved a driver or occupant who was not wearing a seatbelt.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is committed to reducing the number of motor vehicle fatalities and increasing driver safety awareness. We encourage everyone to drive safely and responsibly.