Click-It Or Ticket Campaign Begins Monday

May 19, 2014

A statewide campaign to focus on drivers wearing seatbelts and minors in open-bed pickup trucks kicks off Monday.

Oregon's "Click-it or Ticket" campaign continues through June 1st. Drivers should notice more traffic officers on the road. The campaign provides *federal funding for overtime allowing officers to join together and offer high-visibility enforcement. Public Information Coordinator John Hankemeier says the goal is not just to give people tickets, but to create awareness.

Hankemier: "That's why we provide information after the different types of violations, so people are aware of what's going on. We don't want this to happen, we don't want people to get injured and for deaths to happen because people aren't wearing their safety belt. It takes two seconds to buckle your seat-belt and a lot of deaths occur because people don’t do that."

Hankemier says infants are required to ride in rear-facing safety seats until they reach one year of age and are at least 20 pounds. If you need assistance with proper instillation of child safety seats, contact the EPD. For

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