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Date:
November 21, 2008
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 441.7226

'Click it or Ticket' Enforcement

The Lincoln Police Department is participating in the national 'Click It or Ticket' campaign, which will run November 24th through November 30th, 2008. We will be placing special emphasis on those drivers who are not wearing a seatbelt. We will also be watching closely for child restraint violations. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety will be providing funding for additional officers to assist with this enforcement.

Wearing a seat belt is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on Lincoln's roadways. Yet, in 2007, Lincoln Police wrote 4,824 seat belt and child restraint violation citations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants by 45% and the risk of injury by 50%. For light truck occupants, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 60% and injury by 65%. Reduce your risk with a simple click. Buckle up.




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