UPDATE: NSP, Other Agencies: Click It or Ticket Enforcement Ends

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

LINCOLN, Neb. Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol issued 462 seat belt citations and warnings for violation of Nebraska’s seat belt law during the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization.

A total of 55 child restraint citations and warnings were also issued.

The “Click It or Ticket” nationwide campaign (May 19- June 1) encompassed the heavily traveled Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Nebraska’s seat belt law is a secondary law. Drivers can be cited for this violation only if stopped for a separate offense. Violating Nebraska’s Seat Belt law carried a $25.00 fine, for each offense.

Troopers and Communication Specialists put in overtime hours as a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign thanks in part to a nearly $28,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).

The following statistics reflect statewide activity by the Nebraska State Patrol during the “Click It or Ticket” enforcement.

462- Seat Belt citations & warnings
55- Child Restraint citations & warnings
64- Driving Under the Influence
1803- Speeding
85- Driving Under Suspension
57- No Proof of Insurance
412 -Motorists Assists

In Grand Island, 16 officers with the Grand Island Police Department participated in the statewide Click It or Ticket It mobilization.

These officers worked a total of 250.25 hours on a grant awarded by the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety.

The officers conducted 350 traffic stops with a total of 502 contacts.

In Hall County, two Sheriffs deputies worked a total of 116 overtime hours in the special enforcement.

The two deputies issued a total of 54 citations, 139 written warnings, and 3 vehicle defect/violation cards.

Of the 54 citations, 31 were issued for speeding, 6 were issued for seat belt violations, 5 were issued for no operators license, 3 were issued for no proof of insurance, 2 were issued for stop light or stop sign violations, 2 were issued for driving during suspension, 1 was issued for a drug offense, 1 was issued for a child restraint violation, 1 was issued for a registration/license plate violation, 1 was issued for minor in consumption of alcohol, 1 custody arrest was made for DUI, and in addition 2 arrests on outstanding warrants were made.

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