Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds People to Buckle Up or Pay the Price
Hanover Park Police Wrote 5 Seat Belt Citations during Campaign
Hanover Park – Between May 10 and 28, Hanover Park Police participated in the annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat-belt enforcement campaign to highlight the importance of seat-belt use through enforcement and community outreach. This campaign brings awareness to area residents and officers issued 5 citations for seat-belt violations during one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year.
“We believe our enforcement efforts save lives and raise awareness in our community,” said Deputy Chief Terrence Sherrill. “Seat belts save lives. Issuing citations is not our goal, but if that’s what it takes to remind people of the importance of such a simple action, so be it.”
Illinois’ seat-belt use rate is nearly 95%, but unbelted occupants disproportionately account for more than half of those killed in traffic crashes. This Click It or Ticket campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who still don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling on the road.
During the eleven-day mobilization, Hanover Park Police issued:
5 seat belt citations
3 child car seat citations
9 DUI arrests
4 fugitives apprehended
28 suspended/revoked licenses
15 no valid driver’s licenses
35 uninsured motorists
71 speeding citations
17 distracted driver citations
For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, visit BuckleUpIllinois.org.