“Click It or Ticket” Enforcement Results
Posted: June 7, 2006
The Randolph Township Police Department participated in the National Seat Belt Mobilization program called “Click It or Ticket” from May 22 to June 4, 2006.
Held annually before the start of the summer driving season, the purpose of this program is to save lives by cracking down on safety belt law violators.
The officers stopped 326 vehicles and issued a total of 257 summonses. These motor vehicle stops also led to the arrest of three subjects—one for possession of a fraudulent insurance card and two subjects for outstanding warrants.
The following list is the breakdown of the types of summonses issued:
- 217 seat belt summonses
- 2 child restraint
- 1 speeding
- 1 traffic signal
- 5 equipment violations
- 6 other moving violations
- 25 other non-moving summonses
According to Sgt. William Yarzab, Traffic Bureau Supervisor, the eighty hours of enforcement action undertaken during this program resulted in an increase in seat belt usage.
“Prior to the ‘Click It or Ticket’ wave of enforcement, we found 90% of drivers were wearing seat belts. After the wave of enforcement,” said Sgt. Yarzab, “we found 98% of the drivers were wearing seat belts.”