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Date: May 14, 2014

For More Information Contact:
Sergeant Sam Santacroce, 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 in a nationwide "Click It or Ticket" enforcement effort from Monday, May 19, 2014, through Sunday, June 1, 2014. 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 overtime 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 2013, Lincoln Police wrote 4,300 seat belt and child restraint violation citations. Those citations decreased 11.6 % from the total in 2012 of 4,866. Our goal is to continue enforcement and education efforts to help increase Nebraska's statewide safety belt usage rate to 86.2%.

Reduce your risk with a simple click. Buckle up.






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