“Click it or Ticket” Driver Safety Campaign in Illinois

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Illinois State Police (ISP) started a “Click it or Ticket” campaign across the state of Illinois.

The campaign’s goal is to educate drivers and enforce driver safety laws.

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and ISP have partnered with more than 600 law enforcement agencies throughout the state.

The campaign is called “Border to Border” which encourages drivers to increase seat belt use in order to save lives.

The program aims to increase seat belt usage by increasing the number of law enforcement on the roads.

According to the press release sent by IDOT, 22,215 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in 2019 and 47% of those passengers were not wearing seat belts.

Tips to keep in mind when traveling:

  • Buckle up. Wearing a seat belt positions you in the vehicle safely, works with air bags to protect you and slows the body down in a crash to minimize injury.
  • Slow down. Speed drastically increases the risk of injury or death in a crash.
  • Sober up. Alcohol and drugs inhibit your ability to operate a vehicle. Do not use them and get behind the wheel.
  • Phone down. Using a phone for talking, texting or social media is not only dangerous, it is illegal in Illinois.

The campaign will last until the end of May.

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