Click-It or Ticket

By: News Release
Oct 18th, 2018

Grant County Law Enforcement Agencies to mobilize for Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement from November 2018 to September 2019
The Grant County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Platteville Police Department, Fennimore Police Department, and the Dickeyville Police Department will be providing extra patrol for a Click It or Ticket Grant from November 2018 through September 2019. Right now in Wisconsin, we know that about 9 of 10 motorists consistently wear a safety belt. We also know that the 10 percent who fail to buckle up account for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes each year. Please be safe and buckle up every time!
“We enforce Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law – not to write citations – but to help save lives and prevent needless injuries,” said Sheriff Nate Dreckman.
The state’s safety belt use rate of 89.4 percent is the highest ever, but still lags behind the national average. Last year in Wisconsin, there were 58,899 traffic convictions for failure to fasten a seat belt.
In Wisconsin, law enforcement officers can stop and cite motorists for failing to wear a safety belt. In addition, drivers can be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle. “Again, this is about preventing injuries and saving lives,” Lancaster Police Chief Deb Reukauf said. “Before hitting the road, drivers need to ensure that everyone is buckled up, every seat, every trip.”