Vail joins ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign
VAIL — The Vail Police Department is taking part in the statewide Click It or Ticket campaign. The first enforcement period is through Sunday. The next period is May 22 through June 4 and the final period is July 17 through 23.
Following a similar enforcement campaign last year, 96 percent of people in Vail were found to be wearing their seatbelts, compared to the state average of 82 percent.
With help from a state grant, the Vail Police Department will be working approximately 32 hours of patrol time solely dedicated to seat belt enforcement during this time.
The seat belt law for adults requires the driver and front-seat passengers to buckle up. The law is a secondary offense, meaning a driver must be stopped for another offense before receiving a ticket for a seat belt violation. The minimum fine is $65.
The national Click It or Ticket campaign is conducted by the Air Bag and Seat Belt Safety Campaign of the National Safety Council in conjunction with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, state highway safety offices, law enforcement agencies and the National Transportation Safety Board.
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For more information about the Vail Click It or Ticket campaign, call officer Mike Bindle at 970-479-2200.