Seat belt usage at the targeted locations increased 2.9 percent to 96.72 percent compliance during the Sugar Land Police Department’s Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 21 to June 3..
“A majority of people have gotten the message, but many have not,” said Sugar Land Police Sgt. Wayne Coleman, of the Traffic Enforcement Division. “Tragic crashes can and do happen every day. Our job is to save lives, and we want everyone to have the best chance of surviving a fatal crash—by always buckling up.”
“The annual Click it or Ticket mobilization may be over, but that is no excuse to stop using your seat belt,” said Coleman. “Don’t forget to buckle up and please encourage those around you to always do the same.”
The enforcement crackdown was funded by a Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant from the Texas Department of Transportation in the amount of $6,000. The money paid for overtime to put additional officers on the street.
A separate STEP grant for speed enforcement also continues along major thoroughfares.