Prospect Heights Police Department joins Illinois Click It or Ticket Campaign- To Save Lives Prospect Heights, IL – Prospect Heights Police Department will join the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police (ISP) and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state for the 2017 Illinois Click It or Ticket campaign which kicks off May 15. During the campaign, officers will be cracking down both day and night on motorists who fail to wear their seat belt in the front and back seat. "Memorial Day weekend kicks off the busy summer driving season, and we want to ensure that everyone arrives at their destination safe and sound,” said Chief Steffen. “Law enforcement will be cracking down on seat belt violators around the clock. Local motorists should be prepared to buckle up. If law enforcement finds you on the road unbuckled anytime or anywhere, you can expect to get a ticket – not a warning. No excuses and no exceptions.”
Remember – wearing your seat belt is your best defense against an impaired driver. While this year’s Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign runs from May 15 through May 30, officers are out enforcing seat belt laws year-round. Buckle up and encourage your loved ones to do the same. You will save the cost of a ticket and may save a life. For more information about the Click It or Ticket campaign, please visit www.buckleupillinois.org.
In Illinois, children are required to be in a car seat or booster seat until at least age 8 and all children younger than 13 should ride in the back seat.