Cal City police to crack down on seat belt violators

2013-05-18T00:00:00Z 2013-05-18T00:00:05Z Cal City police to crack down on seat belt violatorsTimes Staff
May 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

CALUMET CITY | Calumet City officers will be on the lookout for seat belt violators over the Memorial Day weekend, according to a news release.

"As we kick off the busy summer driving season it's important for everyone to buckle up every trip, every time, day or night — no excuses," Police Chief Edward Gilmore said. " Our officers are prepared to ticket anyone who is not wearing a seat belt."

Provisional numbers show that during the 2012 Memorial Day weekend, there were six fatalities and almost 600 injuries on Illinois roadways. Three of those fatalities were alcohol-related. Police remind motorists that wearing a seat belt is the best defense against an impaired driver.

The Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign began May 10 and runs through May 27.

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