COLUMBUS - During the 2013 Click-It or Ticket safety belt enforcement mobilization, which ran from May 20 - June 2, 500 law enforcement agencies around Ohio worked 148,958 hours to help save lives by cracking down on those who don't buckle up.During the initiative, 15,992 motorists were cited for not wearing their safety belt and an additional 530 were cited for child restraint violations. In addition, officers arrested 2,180 impaired drivers and conducted 1,455 felony arrests.
"Initiatives like Click-It or Ticket illustrate the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies working together for a common cause," said Director Thomas P. Charles, Ohio Department of Public Safety. "Lives were saved because of the diligence of these officers to enforce Ohio's motor vehicle laws."
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to call #677 to report impaired or dangerous drivers, or drug activity.