COUNTYâ€”Last month the Kane County Sheriffâ€™s Office, along with more than 500 other Illinois law enforcement agencies, participated in the national â€œClick It or Ticketâ€ Seat Belt Enforcement Mobilization. The increased enforcement was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation Division of Traffic Safety.
Between May 14 and 31, 108 safety belt citations, six child safety seat citations, five uninsured motorist citations, and 10 speeding citations were written. In addition, two drivers were arrested for suspended or revoked license, one felony arrest and one drug arrest was made, and one subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
A special emphasis was placed on seat belt enforcement at night, when the risk of a fatal crash increases significantly.
The Sheriffâ€™s Office reminds everyone to always buckle upâ€”not only is it the law, it also saves lives.