HINSDALE – Starting May 9, the Hinsdale Police Department will initiate its "Click it or Ticket Campagin" in an effort to "strongly enforce" seat belt laws, according to a news release from the Hinsdale Police Department.
The Hinsdale Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Police and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state to enforce seat belt laws.
In Illinois, as of January 1, 2012, all drivers and passengers must wear seat belts in all seating positions in the car, not just the front seat. During statewide observational surveys conducted by IDOT in 2013, the overall usage rate for rear seat occupants was 77.4 percent versus 93.7 percent for drivers and front seat passengers, according to the release.
While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign runs from May 9-26, officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round.
For more information, visit buckleupillinois.org.