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“Click It or Ticket” program in Richmond nets 90 tickets

by Greg Cryns


The Richmond police department participated in the “Click It or Ticket” (CIOT) program from May 21 to June 3. During that time police issued 90 tickets for various offences including wearing no seat belt, driving on a revoked or suspended license and driving without insurance.


One checkpoint included the corner of Route 121 and South St. Traffic slowed at that intersection when they saw two police cars parked on the west side of Route 12 but except for those pulled over by police traffic continued without stopping.


“Click It or Ticket” is a national program heavily promoted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The program’s objective is to increase the use of seat belts primarily among younger people. The advertising campaign is also aimed at teens and young adults.


A National Safety Council survey in 2004 found that 83 percent of US citizens were aware of the Click It or Ticket campaign. In addition, 81 percent supported the program. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that seat belt use increased from 75 percent to 79 percent.


If safety does not push your hot button then perhaps you should know that seat belt tickets may increase to $75 from the current $55. Tickets are issued to both drivers and passengers in the front seat who are not wearing their seatbelts.


Richmond Police Chief John Fryksdale was not available for comment when this story went to print



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