Naperville Police Issue Seat Belt Citations to Motorists during Recent Memorial Day Enforcement Campaign
The Naperville Police Department issued a total of 46 citations during the recent Memorial Day Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.
“Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts save lives,” said Naperville Police Sergeant Rick Krakow.
While Illinois’ 2020 seat belt compliance rate was 94.6%, unbelted occupants still account for over half of those killed in traffic crashes. The Click It or Ticket campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.
During the enforcement period, the Naperville Police Department wrote 14 citations for seat belt violations as well as 15 citations for speeding. Officers assigned to the enforcement detail also made two drug arrests, one felony arrest, and one arrest for driving under the influence.
The Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.
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