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Date: November 20, 2015

For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Todd Kocian, Traffic Enforcement Unit, 402.441.6587
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

"Click It or Ticket" Seatbelt Use Enforcement Project

The Lincoln Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit will join a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement effort from Monday, November 23 through Sunday, November 29, 2015. Officers will be conducting enforcement throughout the city, concentrating on areas with high injury accident rates. We 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 overtime funding for increased enforcement during this campaign.

Wearing a seat belt is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on Lincoln's roadways. In 2014, Lincoln Police issued 4,255 seat belt and child restraint violation citations. Those citations decreased 1.05 % from the total in 2013 of 4,300. Our goal is to continue enforcement and education efforts to help increase Nebraska's statewide safety belt usage rate to 81.1% by December 31, 2016.

Reduce your risk with a simple click. Buckle up.

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