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More Than 1,000 Citations Issued During Del. "Click it or Ticket" Campaign

Updated: Jun 05, 2014 08:41 AM
DOVER, Del- Police officers in Delaware cracked down on drivers not wearing seat belts, issuing more than 1,000 citations to unbuckled motorists during the last two weeks of May, according to the state Office of Highway Safety.

Officials said that through the use of traffic safety checkpoints, and saturation patrols 24 hours a day, officers issued 1,035 tickets for seat belt violations, in addition to 334 cellphone violations, and 43 child-restraint violations.

In 2014, 39 percent of drivers and passengers killed in Delaware were not wearing seat belts according to the OHS, who said that as many as half of them could have survived had they been.

Officials said Delaware currently has a seatbelt usage rate of 92 percent. By fall, they plan to know how that rate has changed by implementing a series of observational seat belt surveys throughout the state.

The OHS said Awareness campaigns have aired statewide on the radio, and internet, along with print an billboard ads. Additionally, the office promoted seat belt safety at Dover International Speedway the weekend of May 30, with the NASCAR Nationwide Series Buckle Up 200 presented by Click it or Ticket.

According to officials, the next campaign will run from June 6-19, with another wave beginning in July,


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