What is Click It or Ticket?
It's All About Law Enforcement Saving Lives and Preventing Injuries!
The goal of the Click It or Ticket Mobilization is not to give out tickets, but rather to influence people to buckle up and prevent injuries and fatalities. Research proves that the certainty of a ticket and costly fines convinces people to Click It. As the #1 leading cause of death and disability for Americans between the ages of 4 and 34, motor vehicle crashes are a serious public health problem. The average cost for a critically injured survivor of a motor vehicle crash is estimated at $1.1 million over a lifetime. This figure does not even begin to reflect the physical and psychological suffering of the victims and their families. A simple, free, cost-effective means to prevent injury and fatalities to you and your family is making sure everyone buckles up, every trip, every time. It is imperative that effective steps be taken to encourage people to buckle up and buckle up their children.
The Click It or Ticket Mobilization plays a critical role in the effort to keep people safe on our roads and highways. Illinois is a proud proponent of saving lives by encouraging motorists to buckle up!
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Hoffman Estates Police Department joins Illinois Click It or Ticket Campaign - To Save Lives
Hoffman Estates, Cook County, IL – The Hoffman Estates Police Department will join the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOC), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state for the Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign which kicks off May 23. During the campaign, officers will be cracking down both day and night on motorists who fail to wear their seat belt in front and back seat.
In Illinois, as of January 1, 2012, the driver and all passengers must wear seat belts in all seating positions in the car, not just the front seat. During statewide observational surveys conducted by IDOC in 2014, the overall usage rate for rear seat occupants was 84.0 percent versus 94.1 percent drivers and front seat passengers.
"Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer driving season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound," said Lt. Michael Raucci. "Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone, front or back seat, who is not wearing a seat belt."
In 2013, back seat passengers in Illinois accounted for 48 fatalities and over 7,500 injuries. Out of those 48 fatalities, 24 of them were not wearing their seat belt.
"Law enforcement will be cracking down on seat belt violators around the clock. Local motorists should be prepared to buckle up. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket - not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions," said Lt. Raucci.
Provisional numbers show that during the 2014 Memorial Day weekend there were 12 fatalities on Illinois roadways. Three of those fatalities were alcohol related. Remember - wearing your seat belt is your best defense against an impaired driver. While this year's Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign runs from May 23 through June 5, officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round. Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You will save the cost of a ticket and may save a life.
For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.
Remember: In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.