Nearly 1,600 Colorado Drivers Ticketed In State Seat Belt Use Campaign

· Apr. 13, 2016, 6:31 pm

State troopers issued 1,593 tickets in the Colorado State Patrol’s latest “Click it or Ticket” campaign, which lasted seven days. And 90 tickets went to drivers for having unbuckled children in their cars.  

Dozens of local law enforcement agencies joined the State Patrol in citing drivers and passengers for violating Colorado’s seat belt law. 

Last year, 63 Colorado traffic fatalities were caused by not using seat belts, according to Colorado Department of Transportation. The state says 169 Coloradans survived serious accidents in 2015 because they were buckled up. 

The next Click it or Ticket campaign is set for the end of May and early June. 

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