Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins

Media Release Date: 
05/18/2017

For Immediate Release – May 18, 2017

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Contact: Sergeant Amy Rhoads 785-830-7404; lpdmedia@lkpd.org

 

Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins

As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Lawrence Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.  Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

This enforcement is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the goal is to reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unrestrained vehicle occupants are involved in traffic crashes.  

Officers assigned to this specialized enforcement will be vigorously enforcing seatbelt laws, as well as other traffic safety violations around the clock and will be especially vigilant at night because the percentage of unrestrained crash deaths is highly increased at night.  The Lawrence Police Department reminds you that seat belts save lives, and everyone from the front seat and back, child and adult, needs to remember to buckle up, every trip, every time.

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