(Dodge County) Area law enforcement agencies are reminding motorists to buckle up. Sheriff’s departments across the state are participating in this year’s Click It or Ticket Campaign, which coincides with the first summer travel holiday.
Dodge County Sheriffs’ Sergeant Jeremy Wolfe says with an increased number of cars flooding the roads for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, it is vital that authorities get the word out about wearing a seatbelt. About 88-percent of drivers were a seatbelt, but authorities say that number has been dropping in recent years.
Half of those involved in deadly traffic crashes in Wisconsin last year were not wearing their seatbelt. Wisconsin’s primary seat belt law allows law enforcement to stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a seat belt. Drivers can also be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle.
Penalties are higher for transporting unrestrained children. The Click It or Ticket Campaign begins Monday and runs through June 5th.