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Get Belted Before You Drive?!?

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Seat belted of course! It is probably the single most important safety measure you can take when travelling by car.

The results are now in from the “Click It or Ticket” campaign, which began May 23 and ended June 5. More than 12,223 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations.

Image from NCDOT

Image Courtesy NCDOT

State and local law enforcement officers issued the citations during more than 6,752 checkpoints and stepped-up patrols. In addition to cracking down on unrestrained drivers and passengers, officers across the state charged 2,042 motorists with driving while impaired. Officers also issued a total of 7,205 criminal violations, including 1,478 drug charges, 59 stolen vehicles and 849 fugitives captured.

NC Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said, “[l]aw enforcement agencies across the state helped ensure North Carolinians stayed safe over the Memorial Day holiday, and I thank them all for their dedication.”

Check out the transportation department’s weekly video, NCDOT Now, for more information about the Click It or Ticket results as well as helpful suggestions about securing loads: