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May 02, 2013:  Green County to mobilize for Click It or Ticket

 Green County Sheriff’s Department to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from May 20th to June 2nd 2013

 Green County will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization from May 20th to June 2nd, 2013.
Our officers will be on the lookout day and night for unbuckled motorists. If you’re not wearing a safety belt, we will stop your vehicle and you will receive a ticket. During the Click It or Ticket mobilization and throughout the year, we stringently enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law to motivate people to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a vehicle. Tragically, too many people are needlessly injured or killed because they believed a crash would never happen to them so they did not buckle up.
In Wisconsin, approximately one out of five motorists does not buckle up, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. More than half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2011 were not wearing safety belts. Last year, there were more than 100,000 convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.
Consistent safety belt use is the most effective protection against being ejected from a vehicle during a crash, or thrown around violently inside it and possibly hitting another person in the vehicle with massive force. Our officers take safety belt enforcement seriously in an effort to ultimately reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin to zero.
Lt. Karlaee R. Phillips
Green County Sheriff’s Department
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