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Date:
June 9, 2011
For More Information Contact:
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226
Sergeant Sam Santacroce, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587

"Click It or Ticket" Project Results

The Lincoln Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit participated in a nationwide "Click it or Ticket" Enforcement effort from Monday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 5th, 2011. Special attention by law enforcement officers was directed to those motorists who failed to buckle up themselves, their passengers and children. During the detail, seatbelt usage increased from an average of 64.8% at the start to 71.8% usage at its conclusion. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety provided funding for additional officers to assist with this enforcement.

The Lincoln Police Department issued the following citations during the enforcement project:

Total Traffic Citations 1,781
Official Traffic Citations1,211
Warning Traffic Citations570
Speeding - Official Citations 653
Speeding - Warning Citations 159
Traffic Signal - Official Citations 3
Traffic Signal - Warning Citations 6
Seatbelt - Official Citations 242
Seatbelt- Warning Citations 75
Registration Violations - Official Citations 138
Registration Violations - Warning Citations 56
No Insurance - Official Citations 80
No Insurance - Warning Citations 73
Other Traffic Violations - Official Citations 66
Other Traffic Violations - Warning Citations 200
Suspended Drivers 20
Criminal Offenses 7
Warrant Arrests 6
Misdemeanor Arrests/Citations 13



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