CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — Law enforcement agencies across Oregon are clamping down on seat belt wearing. It’s part of a week-long, nation-wide “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
In addition to ads on TV, you can expect to see more patrol cars on the streets. Those cars will be looking for people not wearing their seat belts, an offense that comes with a $110 fine. Central Point Police is one of the agencies increasing their patrols. They say much of that is thanks to grant money from the department of transportation in honor of the Click It or Ticket Week.
”It’s a way of us getting out there and enforcing and education people when normally we’re not able to do that with extra manpower,” Lt. Jeff Britton comments from the Central Point Police.
The Department of Transportation says Oregon has the second highest safety belt use in the country. Despite that, they say 61 unbelted drivers and passengers died in accidents in Oregon last year.