Troopers with the Nebraska State Patrol issued 462 seat belt citations and warnings for violation of Nebraska’s seat belt law during the “Click It or Ticket” mobilization.
A total of 55 child restraint citations and warnings were also issued. The “Click It or Ticket” nationwide campaign (May 19- June 1) encompassed the heavily traveled Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Nebraska’s seat belt law is a secondary law. Drivers can be cited for this violation only if stopped for a separate offense. Violating Nebraska’s Seat Belt law carried a $25.00 fine, for each offense.
Troopers and Communication Specialists put in overtime hours as a part of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign thanks in part to a nearly $28,000 grant from the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety (NOHS).
The following statistics reflect statewide activity by the Nebraska State Patrol during the “Click It or Ticket” enforcement:
462- Seat Belt citations & warnings
55- Child Restraint citations & warnings
64- Driving Under the Influence
85- Driving Under Suspension
57- No Proof of Insurance
412 -Motorists Assists