Click It or Ticket Campaign Reminds People to Buckle Up or Pay the Price
The Naperville Police Department recently 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 resulted in Naperville Police issuing 28 citations for seat-belt violations during one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year.
“We believe our enforcement efforts saves lives and raises awareness in our community,” said Naperville Police Sgt. Derek Zook. “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, we will continue to issue them.”
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.
In addition to the citations issued for seat-belt violations during the mobilization, Naperville Police also made one DUI arrest and issued 51 speeding citations, among other citations.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket campaign, visit www.BuckleUpIllinois.org.
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.