The Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office today announced it issued 18 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.
“Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts and child safety restraints save lives,” said Sheriff John F. Booker.
While Illinois’ 2022 seat belt compliance rate was 93%, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.
During the enforcement period, Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office wrote (18) citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:
(1) DUI arrests , (5)Speeding citations, (4) Seatbelt citations, (8) other traffic violations, (1) Warrant Arrest, (19) Written Warnings were issued.
The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.