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Date: May 20, 2016

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" Enforcement Begins Monday

Beginning Monday, the Lincoln Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit will join a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement effort. The event will run from Monday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 5, 2016. Officers will be conducting enforcement throughout the city, concentrating on areas with high injury accident rates. They will be placing special emphasis on drivers who are not wearing a seatbelt. They 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 2015, Lincoln Police wrote 3,507 seat belt and child restraint violation citations. Those citations decreased 17.63% from the total in 2014 of 4,258. Our goal is to continue enforcement and education efforts to help increase Nebraska's statewide safety belt usage rate to 81.1%.

Reduce your risk with a simple click. Buckle up.

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