EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department has released its findings for the national Click It or Ticket seatbelt enforcement campaign.
Between May 20th and June 2nd, Eugene Police issued 503 citations for Click It or Ticket; 44 were for adults not wearing seatbelts. Additionally, EPD also issued 130 citations for speeding and 39 citations for driving while using a cell phone.
Click It or Ticket is a nationwide traffic enforcement program that aims to increase public awareness of seatbelt laws and traffic safety. The EPD says that more than a thousand children under age four were hurt in traffic accidents last year; a third of those children were either unrestrained or improperly restrained. Police say that proper use of a safety belt reduces the risk of injury in a traffic accident by about 70 percent.