Auburn Police Department Announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ Campaign Numbers

City Of Auburn Police Department

 June 9, 2021

Officer Troy Kissel

Auburn, Illinois The Auburn Police Department today announced it issued 16 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 save lives,” said Officer Troy Kissel.  

While Illinois’ 2020 seat belt compliance rate was 94.6%, unbelted occupants still account for over 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, Auburn Police Department wrote 0 citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:

  • 4 Other Citations
  • 1 suspended/revoked licenses
  • 3 uninsured motorists
  • 8 speeding citations

The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.