Nichole Hannahs

Click It or Face a Ticket

by Nichole Hannahs on May 19, 2014 at 7:04 am

Muskingum County residents aren’t the best at clicking their safety belts.

In a recent survey the State Highway Patrol found that Muskingum the fourth worst county in the state and the worst in a ten county region for buckling up.

"I don’t know what else we can do," said Captain Tony Coury Zanesville Police Department. "We have these big campaigns like this. We have banners where we preach click it or ticket or put a belt on. Belts save lives and people still refuse to do."

Right now law enforcement across the state are focusing on seatbelt awareness through the "Click It or Ticket" campaign. From now until June 1st. They’re looking for reasons to pull you over in order to make sure you have your safety belt on.

"What we’re doing is looking for any other violation we can find whether it’s failure to use a turn signal, red light violation, stop sign violations, front plate license. You have to have a front plate and many people don’t," said Captain Coury.

Captain Coury said it’s a $76 ticket for a driver without a belt and over $70 for each passenger not belted in.