Adams County Sheriff’s Department announces ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign numbers


QUINCY — The Adams County Sheriff’s Office today announced it issued 17 citations during the recent Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” enforcement period.

In a press release, Sheriff Rich Wagner said, “Through the Memorial Day enforcement campaign, we helped make Illinois roads safer and spread the word that seat belts and child safety restraints save lives.”

While Illinois’ 2021 seat belt compliance rate was 93.5 percent, unbelted occupants still account for more than half of people 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.

During the enforcement period, Adams County Sheriff’s Office wrote no citations for seat belt violations and took the following additional actions:

  • 6 uninsured motor vehicle citations
  • 1 DUI arrest
  • 1 FTA driving while license suspended warrant arrest
  • 1 driving while license suspended citation
  • 3 speeding citations
  • 2 no valid registration citations
  • 2 unlawful transportation of cannabis
  • 1 no valid driver’s license
  • 1 failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident

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

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