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Date: May 18, 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" Seatbelt Use Enforcement Project

The Lincoln Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Unit will join in a nationwide "Click it or Ticket" Enforcement effort from Monday, May 23rd through Sunday, June 5th, 2011. 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. We will also be watching closely for child restraint violations. The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is 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. In 2010, Lincoln Police wrote 4,516 seat belt and child restraint violation citations. Those citations increased 1% from the total in 2009 of 4,469. Our goal is to continue enforcement and education efforts to help increase Nebraska's statewide safety belt usage rate to 88.8% from 84% in 2010.

Reduce your risk with a simple click. Buckle up.

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