Carbondale police to enforce 'Click It or Ticket' | News
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS)- Police and safety officials in Carbondale are reminding drivers to fasten seatbelts over the New Year holiday period or run the risk of receiving a ticket.
"Whether you're going across town or across the street this holiday season, please make sure you and everyone riding with you are wearing their seat belts," said Chief of Police Jody O'Guinn. "You may be enjoying the holiday, but rest assured that police will still be out in force, as part of this year's Click It or Ticket campaign, making sure motorist road trips are as safe as possible."
Police say research has shown that when lap and shoulder belts are used properly, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passenger car occupants is reduced by 45 percent.
"We want all drivers and passengers to Click It or Ticket, day and night, and remember to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" said Chief O' Guinn.
For more information about the Click It or Ticket and the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaigns, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.
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