NEWS RELEASE - Shiloh Police Department announces 'Click It or Ticket' campaign numbers
SHILOH POLICE DEPARTMENT
Contact: Captain Jesse Phillips
Contact Number: 618-632-9047
Shiloh, Illinois— The Shiloh Police Department today announced it issued 26 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.
Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts and child safety restraints save lives.
While Illinois’ 2022 seat belt compliance rate was 93%, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.
During the enforcement period, the Shiloh Police Department wrote 18 citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:
- 4 citations for distracted driving
- 1 citation for no insurance
- 1 citation for improper turn signal
- 2 misdemeanor warrant arrests
- 1 arrest for driving while license suspended
- 1 arrest for driving while registration suspended
- 14 written warnings for additional traffic offenses
The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.