The department issued more than 100 citations, 40 for seatbelt violations alone, over the past week as part of the Southington Police Department and state Department of Transportation's annual Click-It or Ticket campaign.
"It's an effort to promote safe habits and ensure a safe holiday season for everyone," Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said.
Since Nov. 26, officers of the Southington Police Department have been participating in the 45th Click it Or Ticket campaign, the department said in a press release.
During this high visibility enforcement campaign officers worked not only on routine patrols but in special enforcement details to enforce the Connecticut seat belt laws.
Officers also were paying particular attention to distracted driving while out during this enforcement campaign. The results of Southington’s week long enforcement campaign are as follows:
- Fifty (50) drivers were cited for other traffic violations including cell phone violations, operating under registered motor vehicles and failure to obey a stop sign;
- Forty (40) drivers were cited for seatbelt violations;
- Seventeen (17) people were cited for speeding violations;
- Two drivers were cited for driving under the influence;
- One driver was cited for failure to have a child restrained in a child seat.
Also during this campaign, five non-traffic criminal arrests were made as a result of the traffic stops.
"While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization ran from Nov. 26 through Dec. 1 , officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round," Dobratz said.
For more on the national Click It or Ticket efforts, visit www.nhtsa.gov.
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