Click It or Ticket
May 16, 2018 09:39AM ● Published by Nate DeMont
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.