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
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.