The 2013 Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off May 10 in Illinois. The purpose of the campaign is to help save lives by cracking down on those who do not buckle up through the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The Lombard Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and more than 500 local law enforcement agencies across the state to save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws.
“As we kick-off the busy summer driving season it’s important for everyone to buckle up every trip, every time, day or night – no excuses,” said Lombard Police Chief, Raymond Byrne. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt,” Byrne added.
Provisional numbers show that during the 2012 Memorial Day weekend there were six fatalities and almost 600 injuries on Illinois roadways. Three of those fatalities were alcohol-related. The Lombard Police Department reminds all motorists that wearing seat belts is the best defense against an impaired driver.
Read the rest of the story here.