Logan deputies serious about 'Click It or Ticket'
By Staff Report

Posted on January 1, 0001 12:00 AM

The 2012 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization kicks off May 21 and goes through June 3. This campaign is designed to buckle down on those motorists who do not use their seat belts.

The Logan County Sheriff's Department is joining with other state and local law enforcement officers and highway safety advocates across the country to help save more lives by strongly enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.

Seat belt use saves thousands of lives across America each year and the Logan County Sheriff's Department is helping spread the word. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that in 2010 alone, seat belts saved an estimated 12,546 lives nationwide.

“Too many drivers and passengers on the road are not wearing their seat belts, and it all too often ends in tragedy,” said Captain Stephen Stratton. “Our goal is to save more lives, so we will be out enforcing seat belt laws around the clock.”

Although the campaign officially runs May 21 through June 3, motorists should know that officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round, day and night. “Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up,” says Sheriff Wallace Whittaker. “No warnings and no excuses. Click It or Ticket.”

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