Henderson Police Conclude Click It or Ticket Enforcement
June 09, 2014
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Henderson, Nev. – Henderson Police Department Traffic officers, working with other area law enforcement over a two-week period, stopped 268 motorists during the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement effort.
Henderson Police officers were joined by officers from Mesquite Police, North Las Vegas Police and Nevada Highway Patrol for this enforcement effort that ran from May 15 through June 1. This was the tenth joining forces effort of the year.
Using saturation patrols, officers stopped motorists for various traffic violations and then checked for seat belt use. Officers issued 105 speeding tickets, 43 citations for cell phone use, and 48 tickets to motorists with no insurance, registration violations or driving on a revoked, suspended or expired driver’s license. There were 33 citations issued to motorists not wearing a seat belt.
Click it or Ticket is a national program sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is the country’s most successful seat belt enforcement campaign ever, helping create a national seat belt usage rate of about 86 percent, and about 94 percent for Nevada.
Seat belts help prevent drivers and passengers from being ejected from the vehicle in the event of a crash. Using a seat belt reduces the risk of a fatal injury by up to 50 percent for front seat occupants and up to 75 percent for rear seat occupants.
The Henderson Police Department received $188,000 in federal funding through the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety for the Joining Forces program. The grant provides funding for enforcement and education to reduce deaths and injuries on Nevada roadways. Enforcement efforts during the year will focus on pedestrian safety, seat belt use, speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving.
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