Police release Click It or Ticket data

 

Police release Click It or Ticket data

 

Date: March 24, 2014
by: David Conway | News Editor

 
 

 

During the first half of the month, the Sarasota Police Department placed an emphasis on enforcing seat belt laws, issuing 448 citations in the process.

From March 1-15, the department participated in the Florida Department of Transportation’s spring Click It or Ticket campaign. The program is designed to remind people to wear their seat belts when traveling in a car, according to an SPD release.

“We want to bring these numbers down,” SPD Capt. Patrick Robinson said. “There are too many people dying on the road, and so many of those deaths could have been prevented if people took the simple step of buckling up.”

In addition to the 448 seat belt citations, SPD officers noted the following violations as part of the campaign:

• 83 speeding citations.
• 82 drivers with suspended licenses.
• 57 seat belt warnings.
• 47 uninsured motorists.
• 4 child safety seat citations.

Contact David Conway at dconway@yourobserver.com.

 

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  • It would be nice to know how many total traffic stops took place. If you assume one per seat belt citation, then nearly 20% of the drivers had suspended licenses and nearly 10% were uninsured. These data seem significant
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  • andrew azadian
    Mon 24th Mar 2014
    at 4:15pm
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