To the Telegram:
If you are stopped and ticketed by law enforcement for not wearing a safety belt, you should consider yourself fortunate. At least you have another chance to buckle up.
Think of it as a “do-over.”
All of us in law enforcement have been at the scene of traffic crashes where unbuckled drivers and passengers don’t get a “do-over.” They were needlessly injured or killed. Like my fellow law enforcement officers, I’ve seen lives destroyed and families devastated simply because someone was not wearing a safety belt.
To prevent deaths and injuries, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, along with law enforcement agencies all over Wisconsin will be out in force to crackdown on unbuckled motorists during the annual Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 21 to June 3.
During Click It or Ticket, and throughout the year, we’re not striving to write more tickets. We simply are trying to end the senseless tragedies on our streets and highways. Ultimately, our goal is to reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin and we need everyone to do their part by buckling up.
Sheriff Thomas Dalbec,