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The Decatur Police Department Announces ‘Click It Or Ticket’ Campaign Numbers


      The Decatur Police Department has announced it issued 128 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 Sgt. Steve Hagemeyer. While Illinois’ 2021 seat belt compliance rate was 93.5%, unbelted occupants still account for over 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, Decatur Police wrote 2 citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:  1 child car seat citation  7 DUI arrests  30 suspended/revoked licenses  67 uninsured motorists  20 speeding citations  1 reckless driving citation The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.

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