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The Journal Gazette

Friday, May 12, 2017 10:39 am

Verbatim: ISP to participate in Click It or Ticket

The Indiana State Police issued the following news release Friday, May 12, 2017:

(Fort Wayne, IN) – Indiana State Police will be participating in the statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign starting today and ending on June 4th. Troopers will join more than 250 other law enforcement agencies throughout Indiana to conduct high-visibility patrols encouraging drivers and passengers to buckle up.

Increasing public awareness and heightening enforcement through our participation in this campaign is a great way to increase the importance of seat belt safety.

Click it or Ticket is an annual enforcement effort supported by federal funding allocated from the Traffic Safety division of the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. (ICJI). According to ICJI, in 2016, there were 827 people killed on Indiana roadways. Of those fatalities, 36 percent were found to be unrestrained. Please ensure everyone is buckled up.