Weston police warn drivers to ‘click it’ or get a ticket

weston-seatbelt-click-it-ticketThe Weston Police Department is conducting a “Click it or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign through Dec. 16.

The program is part of a statewide “Buckle Up Connecticut” initiative sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Transportation.

During this time, Weston police officers will stop vehicles if drivers or their passengers are not wearing seat belts. They will be issued fines of $92 per person for each seat belt violation.

There will be no official motor vehicle stop location in Weston for Click it or Ticket, but Police Chief John Troxell said officers will be on the lookout for seat belt violations while on patrol. “Officers are going to give out tickets, there will be no verbal warnings issued,” he said.

The intent of Click it or Ticket is to remind motorists about the importance of wearing seat belts. Motor vehicle collisions continue to be a leading cause of death and serious injuries, Chief Troxell said.

“Regular seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. When worn correctly, seat belts have proven to reduce the risk of fatal injury to front-seat passenger car occupants,” Chief Troxell said.

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