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Click It or Ticket

May 16, 2018 09:39AM ● Published by Nate DeMont

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Oswego Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The national seatbelt enforcement campaign will take place May 18 through 29, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe.

 Illinois has a 93.8% observed seat belt usage rate, but a disproportionate number of fatalities involve unbelted motorists and passengers. Of the 1,093 traffic deaths in 2017 where restraint use was known, 54% of those killed were not wearing seat belts.

 Seat belt use drops even more in the evening hours between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. The Oswego Police Department will be taking a no-excuses approach, writing citations day and night. Motorists caught not buckled up will be ticketed, and those caught driving impaired will be arrested.

 For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, visit www.BuckleUpIllinois.org
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