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September 30, 2014, 6:55 am
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Springfield Cops Step Up Seat Belt Enforcement


Another local police agency is stepping up its traffic enforcement efforts, well ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. 

 

Springfield police say they will intensify patrols and enforcement of seat belt laws in the weeks ahead as part of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign.  They are hoping to get all drivers and passengers in the habit of buckling up.  That’s especially true of those in the back seat, where compliance is only around 77-percent, compared to more than 93-percent for drivers and front-seat passengers. 

 

An Illinois law that took effect in 2012 now requires all occupants of a vehicle to wear a seat belt.

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