The Minocqua Police Department will join hundreds of law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization from May 20 to June 2.
Those who are not wearing a safety belt may be subjected to being pulled over and ticketed. During the Click it or Ticket mobilization and throughout the year, the Minocqua Police Department enforces Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law to motivate motorists to buckle up every time they drive or ride in a vehicle.
In this state, 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. In 2012, 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 collision. The Minocqua Police Department takes safety belt enforcement seriously in an effort to reach the ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.
For more information, contact Lt. David Jaeger at (715) 356-3234 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.