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Seat Belt Blitz Begins

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The Valparaiso Police Department is among the numerous police agencies participating in a state wide blitz focusing on motorists and passengers who fail to properly wear a seat belt. This Click It or Ticket blitz began yesterday [Friday May 17] and continues thru June 2nd.. The national mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country. In Indiana, more than 250 law enforcement agencies will conduct special patrols - day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained motorists.
During Indiana's 2012 Click It or Ticket mobilization, from May 17th thru June 3rd, participating law enforcement agencies issued more than 18-thousand citations to drivers who were not wearing seat belts. During the same time period, there were 170 collisions and 12 fatalities that occurred on Indiana roadways involving unrestrained motorists, with 91 ejections occurring due to not using restraints.
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