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Nearly 2,000 Cited in Del. Seatbelt Campaign

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DOVER, Del.- Police across Delaware cited nearly 2,000 people for not wearing their seat belts during the two-week Click It or Ticket campaign, according to the state Office of Highway Safety.

The OHS says the 1,973 citations issued to drivers and passengers is 374 lower than the number issued in the 2008 campaign. The campaign ran from May 10 through Memorial Day.

Officials say seat-belt usage has risen from 68 percent to 91 percent in Delaware since the first 2002 Click It or Ticket campaign.

"Seat belts save lives and we hope this means that more people are actively taking part in this life saving behavior," said Tricia Roberts, director of the OHS.  "Wearing a seat belt is the simplest thing you can do to improve your chances of surviving a crash by as much as 50 percent."  

During the campaign, 15 drivers for driving under the influence, issued five citations for underage drinking violations and cited 466 others for speeding.

Additionally, officers issued 82 citations to drivers for child restraint violations, captured 44 wanted individuals, made 27 drug arrests, three felony arrests, seized two weapons and issued 880 citations for a variety of other traffic violations. 

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