Click It or Ticket Memorial Day Mobilization starts
MARSHALL COUNTY — Motorists who refuse to wear their seat belts — beware. Marshall County police agencies announced this week that Indiana's 2012 Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement begins Friday, May 18.
This national mobilization will take place over the Memorial Day holiday period and is supported by thousands of law enforcement agencies and traffic safety advocates across the country. In Indiana, more than 250 law enforcement agencies will conduct special patrols — day and night, to identify and ticket unrestrained motorists. The effort will conclude June 3.
In Indiana, there were 3,322 crashes involving unrestrained drivers/occupants in 2011 and 202 fatalities involving unrestrained drivers/occupants.
"Marshall County motorists should be prepared to see more law enforcement on the roads during this 15-day period. Special patrols will take place around the clock, and if law enforcements finds you on the road unbuckled at any time, you can expect to get a ticket. No excuses and no exceptions," said an official from the Marshall County Police Department.