Memorial Day 2021 ´Click It or Ticket' Campaign Results
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has announced that 86 citations were issued during the recent Memorial Day Click It or Ticket enforcement period.
“Throughout this campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts save lives,” said Lieutenant Michael Rodriguez.
While Illinois’ 2020 seat belt compliance rate was 94.6-percent, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of those killed in traffic crashes. The Click It or Ticket campaign aims to promote safety by encouraging people to buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant were properly restrained.
In addition to 55 seat belt violations, police issued the following:
- 7 distracted driving citations
- 11 speeding citations
- 13 other traffic citations
The Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.