Click it or Ticket starts Thursday

Nevada’s Joining Forces multi-county law enforcement program is launching its “Click it or Ticket” education effort alongside the nationwide effort to encourage drivers to strap on their seat belts.
Between today and Dec. 2, law enforcement officers will fan out across Nevada in search of motorists who are not buckled up. Although seat belt use is not a primary offense in Nevada, seat belts are proven to be a primary factor in decreasing fatalities in a crash. Officers warn they can spot drivers who try to “fake it” or slyly slip on their seat belts upon being pulled over. Nevada statistics show that between 2007 and 2011, nearly a third (64 percent) of fatalities and serious injury crashes involving unbelted occupants occurred at night.