Washoe County Sheriff's Office issues over 300 citations in Click it or Ticket

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Updated: 12/05/2012 6:02 pm
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- The Washoe County Sheriff's Office issued over 300 citations during a two week joint traffic safety campaign with the Nevada Highway Patrol, Reno Police Department, and the Sparks Police Department.

The Sheriff’s Office had extra units on the streets from Nov. 14-27 to enforce traffic laws, specifically looking for people not wearing a seat belt as part of the nationally known "Click it or Ticket" awareness and enforcement campaign.

During the two week period, Sheriff personnel initiated over 200 traffic stops. Citations were issued for the following traffic violations: 121 for speed, 54 for cell phone use, 39 for failure to provide proof of insurance, 25 for registration violations, 8 for failure to use a seat belt, 2 for failure to use a required child seat, 2 for failing to stop at a red light, 2 for pedestrian violations, 9 miscellaneous citations and several warnings.

Law enforcement hopes that campaigns such as this will encourage motorists to wear their seatbelt and ensure passengers are properly constrained in addition to deterring motorists from distracted driving. The additional units required for these enforcement campaigns are paid for through a grant as part of "Joining Forces," a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program that promotes statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, seat belt, distracted driving, speed and pedestrian safety.

The Sheriff's Office recently received an $89,000 grant from the State of Nevada, Department of Public Safety, Office of Traffic Safety to fund overtime for deputies to work 11 Joining Forces events through September 30, 2013.

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billyfab - 12/5/2012 2:20 PM
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What a misleading headline. Of all the citations - and only 262 citations are listed, which is less than the 300+ claimed - only 8 are for seat belt violations, 3%. Tying it to Click it or Ticket makes it sound like 100% of the citations were for seat belt violations.

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