More than 20,000 vehicles stopped during recent statewide Click It or Ticket campaign

Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-22 09:42:14-04

Michigan State Police say more than 20,000 vehicles were stopped across the state during the recent Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign.

From the stops by local police, MSP and sheriff offices, 7,952 seat belt and child restraint citations were written. Additionally, more than 1,600 tickets were written for suspended licenses and uninsured motorists. 

The campaign ran May 23 through June 5.

"Crash survivability is dramatically increased when you buckle up, it’s as simple as that,” said Michael L. Prince, director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP), in a news release.  “During another summer of fun in Michigan, we are reminding everyone to take safety along for the ride by using their seat belt and a designated driver. 

Michigan law requires that front seat passengers, passengers 15 and younger and drivers be buckled up. Children are also required to be in a car seat or booster seat until they are 8 years old or 4'9". Children under 4 must be in the back seat.