Thursday, October 08, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 5/21/2012 - Updated: 3 years ago

Officers on the lookout for seat-belt violations


Law enforcement officers in Lucas County will pay extra attention to seat-belt violations during the next two weeks as part of the nationwide Click it or Ticket campaign, the Lucas County Traffic Safety Program announced.

“Law enforcement agencies will be conducting special overtime enforcement and are prepared to ticket anyone not buckled up — no warnings and no excuses,” said Lucas County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Woodruff, coordinator of the Lucas County DUI Task Force.

Under Ohio law, failure to wear a seat belt is not a primary offense, meaning that police may not stop and ticket a driver solely for that reason. A driver pulled over for another reason, however, may be cited for failure to wear a seat belt.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said that its deputies will work extra shifts — funded through a state High Visibility Enforcement Overtime Grant — through June 2 to focus on traffic enforcement during the Click it or Ticket effort.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.