Click It or Ticket This Memorial Day
May 19, 2023The Arlington Heights Police Department today announced it is stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run May 19-30 and reminds motorists to buckle up for safety. “Click It or Ticket” leverages education and enforcement to save lives. Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a popular time for traveling to visit family and friends. Whether you are traveling down the block or across the country, make sure you buckle up every time. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45%. Seat belts save lives every day, but they’re only effective if they’re used.
While Illinois currently has a 93% seat belt use compliance rate, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of those killed in motor vehicle crashes. The simple click of a seat belt could save thousands of lives each year. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.
Questions regarding the campaign contact: Sergeant Russ Mandel 847-368-5300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.