NEWS RELEASE-May 2013
The UW La Crosse Police will intensify its enforcement of
Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law during the annual Click It
or Ticket mobilization from May 20 to June 2. Approximately 400
law enforcement agencies throughout the state are expected to
participate in this year’s Click It or Ticket mobilization.
Our goal during Click It or Ticket and throughout the year is
not to write more tickets. Through enforcement and education,
we’re trying to convince everyone to buckle up voluntarily so
that eventually we can reduce the number of preventable traffic
deaths to zero in Wisconsin.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are cracking down on unbelted motorists. Last year, there were nearly 85,000 convictions for failure to fasten safety belts. Among all traffic violations, safety belt convictions in Wisconsin were second only to speeding convictions, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.