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Posted on: May 12, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Lombard Police Remind Motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket’

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As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Lombard Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 13 – 31, 2022, and focuses on safety education and law enforcement to save lives.  

“Seat belts have proven to be one of the best tools to save your life in a crash,” commented Traffic Safety Unit Officer Dan Herrera. “Unfortunately, many still don’t buckle up. Worse yet, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that can be passed on to younger generations who follow these examples.”  

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 are only effective if they are used. 

While Illinois currently has a 93.5% 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. 

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