Click It Or Ticket Campaign Scheduled
Click It or Ticket is Just Ahead
Law enforcement across the region will be participating in the Click It or Ticket Campaign May 22nd - June 4th. The campaign, which is supported through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation, is designed to help drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries which can occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.
According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the instant you buckle up before driving or riding in the front seat of a car or truck, you cut your risk of a fatal injury in a crash nearly in half. Being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, as being ejected from a vehicle is almost always deadly. Additionally, your vehicle's other safety features, particularly air bags, can't work as effectively if you're not buckled up- they are designed to work together.
During the enforcement campaign, motorists can expect increased law enforcement presence on roadways as the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office joins 160 other law enforcement agencies in vigorously enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2022 Kansas *Click It or Ticket campaign.
"With schools letting out for the summer and as families take trips and vacations, we want to insure everyone gets to and from their destination safely," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.
"The tragic impact of losing a loved one or family member in a vehicle crash is excruciating, but when the death could have been avoided by simply buckling up, it makes it that much harder to cope with. Our objective is not to set out and issue a lot of citations, it's to encourage voluntary compliance with the Kansas Occupant Protection Laws, so those within our community can be spared from experiencing a Deputy or Trooper knocking on their door to deliver a death notification," concluded Sheriff Groves.