Sheriff’s Office announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign numbers

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office recently announced it issued 285 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.

OREGON — The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office recently announced it issued 285 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.

“Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts and child safety restraints save lives,” Sheriff Brian VanVickle said.

While Illinois’ 2021 seat belt compliance rate was 93.5%, unbelted occupants still account for over half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.

During the enforcement period, The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office wrote seven citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions: two child car seat citations, seven DUI arrests, 27 arrests for no driver’s license/suspended/revoked licenses, 24 uninsured motorists citations, 142 speeding citations, two felony drug arrests and two misdemeanor drug arrests

The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.

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