For Immediate Release
June 11, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
TRAFFIC SAFETY CAMPAIGN RESULTS
The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office took part in the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign from May 19th to June 1st. The annual campaign involves heightened public awareness and law enforcement activities to encourage people to buckle up.
The goal is safety. Drivers and passengers who don’t wear their seat belts are 14 times more likely to die in a traffic crash. In fact, buckling up is the single most important thing you can do to prevent injury or death when involved in an accident.
During the Click It or Ticket campaign, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office wrote citations for twenty-four seat belt infractions and one child restraint seat infraction.
In addition to those violations, deputies also issued 246 citations for speeding, twenty for reckless/careless driving, and twenty for uninsured motorists. Traffic stops also resulted in forty-three arrests for driving with a suspended license, eighteen DUIs, fifteen narcotics charges, one recovered stolen vehicle, six fugitive warrant arrests and 11 miscellaneous felony arrests.
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