The national Click it or Ticket campaign, which ran from May 23 through June 5, resulted in 304 local traffic stops. Of those, two people were arrested for DUI and citations were issued for seatbelt violations (86), car seat violations (5), speeding (107), suspended or revoked driver’s license (44), no insurance (21), reckless driving (2) and miscellaneous offenses (81). Officers also gave 64 warnings.
The officers who worked the campaign were funded by a grant from the Nevada Department of Public Safety’s Office of Traffic Safety. According to the National Transportation Safety Administration, wearing seat belts saves on average more than 13,000 lives a year. This campaign, as well as other traffic enforcement campaigns, are meant to educate the public on their responsibilities to drive safely and within the established traffic laws. The Sparks Police Department is continuing to investigate a fatal traffic crash that occurred during this campaign where two vehicle occupants were ejected from a vehicle during a crash because they were not wearing seat belts. One of those ejected died and the other was seriously injured. A third occupant, who was wearing a seat belt, escaped with minor injuries.