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North Syracuse Police continue Click It or Ticket

North Syracuse Police Department is joining state and other local law enforcement agencies and highway safety groups in supporting an aggressive national Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement campaign during the May Enforcement Wave in 2010.

Police will be ticketing unbelted vehicle occupants around the clock.

"Seat belts clearly save lives. But, unfortunately, too many folks still need a tough reminder," said Jeff Tripp, North Syracuse Police officer. "so we are going to be out in force day and night during this enforcement period buckling down on those who are not buckled up."

This round of Click It or Ticket runs from May 24 trough June 6.

North Syracuse Police will be conducting checkpoints as well as dedicated patrols looking for those motorists and passengers not wearing their seat belts including child restraint violations, in compliance with state laws.

"Wearing your seat belt costs you nothing, but not wearing it will. So unless you want to risk a ticket, or worse, your life, please remember to buckle up night and day."

Tripp said. "Don't forget, Click It or Ticket isn't just a campaign slogan, it's a promise."

Officer Tripp said that you may be ticketed for wearing your seat belt improperly. An increasingly number of people think they can elude a ticket by pulling their seat belt out and under their arm while being stopped, using the excuse 'It was under my arm. That's why you didn't see it on me.'

"If you wear your shoulder belt under your arm or behind your back it's illegal and you will get a ticket." Tripp said.

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