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Campaign encourages seatbelt use

By ThisIsReno

SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office joined the Nevada Highway Patrol, and the Reno and Sparks Police Departments in the 2011 national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign from May 23 to June 5, 2011.

During this two-week time period, law enforcement personnel cracked down on motorists who failed to wear their seat belts – both day and night. The Sheriff’s Office initiated 315 traffic stops for various moving, equipment, and/or registration violations. Of those 315 traffic stops, only 25 motorists were issued citations for not wearing their seat belt. The fine for a seat belt violation is $72.

The Sheriff’s Office wants all motorists to continue buckling up and for people to encourage their loved ones to do the same. Motorists will save the cost of a ticket and may even save a life.