Nation Wide Click it or Ticket Campaign Begins Monday

(Wisconsin)  the Annual “Click It or Ticket” seatbelt campaign begins Monday as law enforcement agencies ask for voluntary compliance and public cooperation with traffic laws designed to help prevent crashes, avoid injuries and save lives.  The campaign runs from Monday June 22nd through Sunday July 5th, with agencies across the state patrolling in greater numbers and for longer hours to help ensure motorists are traveling safely.  Current estimates have Wisconsin Motorists utilizing seat belts 90.2 percent while traffic crash statistics show that 44% of occupants killed last year were not wearing a safety belt.  Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Designee Craig Thompson reminds residents that “the primary goal of this national public education and enforcement initiative is motorist safety.”  Thompson says “to move towards our goal of zero deaths on Wisconsin roads, we need all motorists to be safe and responsible.  That means buckle up, watch your speed, and set the phone aside.”  During the Click it or Ticket campaign, the Wisconsin DOT will use designated federal funds to support law enforcement efforts, increased television and radio spots, and other public education messages.