ISP Conducts Click It or Ticket Border to Border Operation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
At 4 p.m. on May 22, Springfield Police will join law enforcement agencies across half of the United States in mobilizing the Click It or Ticket “Border to Border” Operation. Law enforcement agencies will join forces to provide increased seat belt enforcement at State borders, sending a zero tolerance message to the public: driving or riding unbuckled will result in a ticket, no matter what State.
This “Border to Border” initiative is taking place during the national seat belt enforcement campaign taking place May 15 thru May 30, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9,874 passenger vehicle occupants killed in 2015 were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Unbelted fatalities are more prevalent at night than during the daytime: 51 percent of those killed in 2015 during the overnight hours of 6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m. were unbelted at the time of the crash.
From 1975 through 2015, seat belts have saved an estimated 344,447 lives nationwide. While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization runs from May 15 – May 30, officers will continue to save lives by enforcing seat belt laws year-round.
For more on the national Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov.