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17 May Click it or Ticket

              

Click It or Ticket

 Date: May 20, 2019

For more information contact: Sergeant Alan Witte 920- 648-2354

 Lake Mills Police Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket

safety belt enforcement from May 20th to June 2nd.

 Lake Mills Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization from May 20th to June 2nd.

As we enter another major travel season, we’re reminding motorists that wearing a safety belt is the single most effective way to protect themselves and prevent needless tragedies along our roadways.

Currently, Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate stands at 89 percent, behind our neighboring states of Minnesota and Michigan that are both over 90 percent. Last year, about half of the car and truck occupants killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes were not buckled up.

Our goal is voluntary compliance with traffic laws, not to write citations. But given a choice, we’d much rather write a ticket than have to knock on someone’s door and inform them that a loved one has been killed or seriously injured in a crash. So we’re reminding all motorists to buckle up, every seat, every trip.

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s primary seat belt law that allows law enforcement to stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 50,875 traffic convictions for failure to fasten seat belts.

Kim Peterson
kpeterson@ci.lake-mills.wi.us