Naperville Police Department Issues 61 Seat Belt Citations During Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign

The Naperville Police Department issued 61 seat belt citations and made four arrests for driving under the influence during the 10-day Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket mobilization.

The extra enforcement, which was part of a nationwide effort to remind motorists to buckle up and not drive impaired, was conducted from November 17-27. Naperville Police joined other state and local law enforcement agencies across Illinois to reduce highway fatalities by issuing citations to unbuckled motorists and arresting impaired drivers.

During the mobilization, the Naperville Police Department issued:

  • 61 seat belt citations
  • 32 speeding citations
  • 8 uninsured motorist citations
  • 1 suspended/revoked license citation

In addition, Naperville police made four DUI arrests and two drug arrests during the campaign.

The annual Click It or Ticket mobilization may be over in Naperville, but that isn’t an excuse to stop buckling up, said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. Not wearing your seat belt is a primary offense, meaning law enforcement can stop you and issue a citation for that alone.

“Our officers are out year-round,” said Sgt. Zook. “If you or your passengers, front or back, are caught not wearing a seat belt, you will be cited for the violation.”

The Click It or Ticket mobilization was made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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