More Than 8,700 Cited During ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jun 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-19 09:56:44-04

Top 5 Speeding ExcusesLANSING, Mich. – Law enforcement agencies in 26 counties issued 8,701 seat belt and child seat violation tickets during a recent statewide effort to get motorists to buckle up.

That’s nearly 600 more citations than during last year’s enforcement effort.

Preliminary reports from police agencies indicate 13,453 vehicles were stopped during the May 20 – June 2 “Click It or Ticket” campaign.  The enforcement is part of a national effort to save lives and reduce injuries by increasing seat belt use.

In addition to seat belt violations, 15 drunk drivers were arrested during the enforcement period and 29 drug arrests were made. More than 1,000 tickets for uninsured motorists and 415 for suspended licenses were also written.

Officers will again take to the streets to step up drunk driving patrols July 1 – 7 and August 16 – September 2. Seat belt enforcement will also be a part of the Labor Day effort.