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Click It or Ticket

Click It or Ticket is a high visibility enforcement program designed to raise safety belt usage and save people from death and serious injury on the streets and highways.

The program will use educational radio messages recorded personally by chiefs and sheriffs, along with stepped-up enforcement, to send a strong message that safety belts save lives.

The Click It or Ticket campaign is currently used in 18 other states and the District of Columbia. In other Click It or Ticket campaigns, the occupant restraint usage rate increased by more than 10 percent, meaning that thousands of previously unbuckled drivers and passengers began using safety belts and child safety seats.

The campaign consists of strict enforcement, strong educational messages in the form of ads on most radio stations in the area, and numerous public appearances by officers on behalf of the program.

Virginia's statewide safety belt compliance rate is currently 79 percent. The goal for 2017 is to increase the rate to at least 82.1%.


November 2016 National Mobilization

Enforcement Wave
 Nov 21 - Dec 4, 2016

  • PRE-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey Form — Conduct Nov 7-13; Due Nov 18 via TREDS! :
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  • POST-Mobilization Seat Belt Survey Form — Conduct Dec 5-12; Due Dec 21 via TREDS! :
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  • Enforcement Data Reporting Form — Due Dec 21 via TREDS! :
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2016 Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket National Mobilization Planner (NHTSA)


May 2015 Click It or Ticket Mini-Mobilization Results

Almost 500 of you participated in the 2015 May Click It or Ticket Mobilization and worked more than 16,000 hours of overtime, 4,000 more hours than the May 2014 mobilization, and you worked about 388,000 regular hours, a WHOPPING 100,000 more hours than last year’s May Click It! We really appreciate your extra effort. A special thank-you goes out to all those officers who entered your agency’s information in TREDS.

For the two-week enforcement effort, 79,034 arrests and/or citations were issued from May 18-31:

  • 3,456 safety belt citations (vs. 2,566 for May 2014 Click It)
  • 864 child safety seat citations (vs. 568 for May 2014 Click It)
  • 27,980 speeding tickets (vs. 13,674 for May 2014 Click It)
  • 6,119 reckless driving citations
  • 854 DUIs
  • 30 underage drinking citations
  • 20 stolen vehicles recovered
  • 64 fugitives apprehended
  • 933 drug arrests
  • 32 weapons seized

Unfortunately, unrestrained fatalities are up so far this year compared to the same time last year, so your continued Occupant Protection efforts are more important than ever. The next Click It or Ticket Enforcement Mini-Mobilization will be Friday, Nov. 20 through Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, which is the week leading up to the national Click It effort on Thanksgiving Day.

THANK YOU FOR A JOB WELL DONE!!!


November 2014 Click It or Ticket Mini-Mobilization Results

Hundreds of local law enforcement officers and State Police troopers from across Virginia participated in the 2014 November Click It or Ticket Mini-Mobilization by emphasizing proper seat belt and child safety seat use. Law enforcement officers worked more than 4,500 hours of overtime and issued:

  • 1,403 safety belt citations;
  • 274 child safety seat citations;
  • 13,672 speeding tickets;
  • 3,707 reckless driving citations;
  • 446 DUI arrests; and,
  • 10 underage drinking citations.

In addition, two stolen vehicles were recovered, 30 fugitives were apprehended, 368 drug arrests were made and 17 weapons were seized. For the entire mobilization, 15,347 arrests and/or citations were issued during a one-week period, from Nov. 21 through 27, 2014.

The next national and statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement mobilization dates are May 18 through 31, 2015. Virginia’s law enforcement officers will be asked again to emphasize occupant protection during this time period.


May 2014 Click It or Ticket Award Winners

The awards are based on the seat belt rates from the pre- and post-observation surveys reported by participating agencies to the Virginia Highway Safety Office. The following earned either a Most Improved or Highest Use award compared to agencies in Virginia with a similar number of sworn officers. Read more...


May 2014 Click It or Ticket Mobilization Results

The Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement mini-mobilization was from May 19 - June 1, 2014.

Citations/Arrests

Click It or Ticket May 2014
Enforcement Data

mobilization period (days)

14

safety belt citations

2,561

child safety seat citations

566

speeding citations

13,468

reckless driving citations

1,443

DUI arrests

796

underage drinking citations

6

total arrests/citations

40,330


November 2013 Click It or Ticket Mini-Mobilization Results

The Thanksgiving Click It or Ticket enforcement mini-mobilization was from November 22 to 28, 2013.

Citations/Arrests

Click It or Ticket Nov. 2013
Enforcement Data

mobilization period (days)

7

safety belt citations

1,134

child safety seat citations

225

speeding citations

8,858

reckless driving citations

2,242

DUI arrests

323

underage drinking citations

22

total arrests/citations

24,797

 

 

State Safety Belt Usage Rate (2016):

79%

2015 Rate: 80.9%

Send us your Click It or Ticket photos!

Email us your photos and we'll put them online and maybe in the SS&S Calendar or Newsletter! Here's how to do it:

  1. Compose an email message to vachiefs@email.smugmug.com with the subject "vacp-sss" (DON'T include the quotes, and DON'T include any other characters).
  2. In the body, write a short, one-line description, such as "Harrisonburg CIOT" or "Warren Co. CPS class" or "Salem PD Checkpoint".
  3. Attach your full-size photos — DON'T size them down for email.
  4. Click SEND.

That's it!!

2013 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2012 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2011 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2011 Click It or Ticket
Route 60 Blitz Kickoff Photos

 

2010 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2009 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2009 CIOT: Route 60 Blitz Kickoff

 

2008 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2007 Click It or Ticket :

2007 Click It or Ticket Photos

 

2006 Click It or Ticket :

2006 Click It or Ticket Photos