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Seat belt stops, tickets meant to teach, save lives, sheriff says

By The Herald Staff | 6/11/2014

Some Franklin County motorists might think twice about not buckling up when they get behind the wheel.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wrote 126 safety belt citations during the national Click It or Ticket campaign May 19 through June 1, according to a sheriff’s office news release. During the campaign, the sheriff’s office conducted overtime saturation patrols to focus on Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving and other traffic laws, the release said.

Some Franklin County motorists might think twice about not buckling up when they get behind the wheel.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office wrote 126 safety belt citations during the national Click It or Ticket campaign May 19 through June 1, according to a sheriff’s office news release. During the campaign, the sheriff’s office conducted overtime saturation patrols to focus on Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving and other traffic laws, the release said.

During the campaign, officers wrote 126 safety belt citations, one child restraint citation, one speeding citation, one texting while driving citation and four other citations that included an arrest for driving with a suspended license and a felony fleeing and eluding with a stolen vehicle charge, the release aid.

A total of 141 vehicle stops were made during the campaign.

“Stops and tickets are primarily meant to teach,” Jeff Richards, Franklin County sheriff, said. “If you were stopped, hopefully you learned from your experience and changed your behavior. If so, we have made the roads a little safer for you and those you share the road with. We will continue to do that because while the Click It or Ticket campaign may be over, traffic enforcement never is.”

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