Traffic enforcement for Memorial Day
The Rockford Police Department will join state and local law enforcement officers for the 2012 Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign. During the campaign, officers will be cracking down both day and night on motorists who fail to wear their safety belt.
Because nighttime passenger vehicle occupants are among those least likely to buckle up and therefore more likely to die in motor vehicle crashes, nighttime enforcement has become a priority of the Click It or Ticket campaign. Of those who died nationwide in nighttime crashes in 2009, nearly two-thirds (62 percent) were not wearing a safety belt at the time of their fatal crash.
The Rockford Police Department will be participating in a series of details to locate people who are not compliant with the seatbelt laws during the Memorial Day holiday season. The Rockford Police are able to participate in these special details because of a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Seat belts save lives. Buckle up, Rockford.
From the May 23-29, 2012, issue
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