Click It or Ticket Campaign issues over 1,000 citations in one week
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, in a one week Click It or Ticket campaign, officers, deputies, and troopers from 278 Minnesota agencies worked to catch people who were improperly using their seat belts and/or child restraints.
During this campaign, which took place from September 17 to 23, the agencies issued 1,125 seat belt citations and 39 child restraint citations.
The Click It or Ticket campaign was organized by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provided campaign funding for overtime enforcement and awareness in support of the Toward Zero Deaths traffic safety program.
In the Twin Cities metro area, there were 199 seat belt citations, while Duluth had 71.
Minnesota law requires all drivers and passengers to wear seat belts or be in the correct child restraint. Belts should be tight across the hips or thighs and should never be tucked under the arm or behind the back.
All children must be in a child safety seat until they are 4 feet, 9 inches tall or at least 8 years old, whichever comes first. Learn more about proper car seat installation and use at BuckleUpKids.dps.mn.gov. Parents and caregivers can also go online to schedule a car seat check in their area.
View the complete list of agencies participating in the Click It or Ticket campaign.
For more resources and information head to DriveSmartMN.org.