Click It or Ticket Campaign in Wisconsin

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The La Crosse Police Department and other Law Enforcement agencies in La Crosse County will participate in the Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign occurring throughout Wisconsin from May 18th to May 31st.

“Our officers will be on the lookout for unbuckled motorists. If you’re not wearing a safety belt, we will stop your vehicle and you will get a ticket,” said Lt. Patrick Hogan.  “During the Click It or Ticket mobilization and throughout the year, we will stringently enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law. We’re not trying to write more tickets. Through enforcement and education, we’re striving to get people to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a vehicle.”

Although the state’s safety belt use rate of 85 percent is the highest ever, more than half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes last year were not wearing safety belts. In addition, last year there were more than 55,000 convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt. Consistent safety belt use is the most effective protection against being ejected from a vehicle during a crash or thrown around violently inside it and possibly hitting another person in the vehicle with massive force.

Law Enforcement is serious about safety belt enforcement, because we’re determined to reach the goal of zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.


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