QPD announces ‘Click It or Ticket’ Memorial Day weekend numbers


Quincy – The Quincy Police Department announced it issued 77 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.

“Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts save lives,” said Deputy Chief Pilkington.  

While Illinois’ 2020 seat belt compliance rate was 94.6%, unbelted occupants still account for over half of those killed in traffic crashes. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign aims to change the behavior of the millions of people who don’t buckle up. Thousands of lives could be saved each year if every vehicle occupant was properly restrained when traveling.

During the enforcement period, the Quincy Police Department wrote 57 citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:

  • 1 felony arrest
  • 2 fugitives apprehended
  • 1 suspended/revoked licenses
  • 11 uninsured motorists
  • 1 drug arrest
  • 1 distracted driving arrest
  • 3 other arrests

The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.

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