Campaign yields 12,223 safety violations
North Carolina Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced today that more than 12,223 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which began May 23 and ended June 5.
“This campaign serves as a reminder to buckle up as the summer travel season begins,” said Conti. “Law enforcement agencies across the state helped ensure North Carolinians stayed safe over the Memorial Day holiday, and I thank them all for their dedication.”
State and local law enforcement officers issued the citations during more than 6,752 checkpoints and stepped-up patrols. In addition to cracking down on unrestrained drivers and passengers, officers across the state charged 2,042 motorists with driving while impaired. Officers also issued a total of 7,205 criminal violations, including 1,478 drug charges, 59 stolen vehicles and 849 fugitives captured.
“Click It or Ticket” is administered by the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program. GHSP sponsored several “Click It or Ticket” nights at minor league baseball parks across the state during the campaign to increase awareness about seat belt safety.
For more information regarding “Click It or Ticket” activities, contact Don Nail (919) 733-3083, or visit the GHSP website.