Click-It or Ticket Campaign
As summer kicks off and families hit the road for vacations, the Eastvale Police Department and the California Office of Traffic Safety is reminding motorists to Click-It or Ticket. Aimed at enforcing seat belt use to help keep you and your family safe, the national seat belt campaign will take place May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.
Officers with the Eastvale Police Department will conduct nighttime and daytime seat belt enforcement operations during the two week Click It Or Ticket mobilization to help lower California’s traffic deaths. In addition to these special patrols, officers on routine patrol will also be looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers to stop and cite.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of the 22,441 passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in 2015 were unrestrained. During nighttime hours, that number soared to 57 percent of those killed. That’s why one focus of the Click It or Ticket campaign is nighttime enforcement. In Eastvale, the ticket cost for an adult seat belt violation is $162, with penalties for not restraining a child at $465.
For more information on the Click It or Ticket mobilization, please visit www.nhtsa.gov/ciot.