Illinois Click It or Ticket Mobilization Results
Naperville Police issued 41 seat belt citations, made 7 arrests
The Naperville Police Department recently joined the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies during the recent Click It or Ticket mobilization. The intensive campaign ran 24/7 from May 16-30, cracking down on seat belt law violators and impaired drivers in an effort to make Illinois roadways safer.
During this timeframe, Naperville Police issued:
- 41 seat belt citations
- 1 child safety seat citation
- 7 DUI arrests
- 3 suspended/revoked license arrests
- 14 uninsured motorist citations
- 113 speeding citations
- 3 drug arrests
“These numbers are more than statistics,” said Sgt. Derek Zook. “They offer hard evidence that some people still choose to practice unsafe driving behaviors and that seat belt and impaired driving laws save lives.”
IDOT data shows that between 2010 and 2014, 3,075 people riding in vehicles died in crashes. Of those, 1,492 (about 48 percent) were properly buckled. That means more than 50 percent of those who died in crashes during this timeframe were not properly buckled.
Even though the Click It or Ticket mobilization has ended, officers enforce seat belt laws year round. Be sure to buckle up in both front and back seats, day and night, every trip, every time.
Illinois law also requires children to be properly restrained at all times while driving. Child passengers must ride in a car seat or booster seat until age 8, and passengers under 13 years old should ride in the back seat.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.