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Date:
May 17, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Sam Santacroce, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Begins Monday

The Lincoln Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit will join in a nationwide "Click it or Ticket" enforcement effort from Monday, May 20, 2013, through Sunday, June 2, 2013. Officers will be conducting enforcement throughout the city, concentrating on areas with high injury accident rates. They will be placing special emphasis on those drivers who are not wearing a seatbelt. Officers will also be watching closely for child restraint violations. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is providing funding for increased enforcement during this campaign.

Wearing a seat belt is still the single most effective thing citizens can do to save lives and reduce injuries on Lincoln's roadways. In 2012, Lincoln Police wrote 4,866 seat belt and child restraint violation citations. Those citations decreased 3.3 % from the total in 2011 of 5,031. Our goal is to continue enforcement and education efforts to help increase Nebraska's statewide safety belt usage rate to 88.2% from 87.6% in 2011.

Reduce your risk with a simple click. Buckle up.




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