Joliet Police Department Will Enforce Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket”

The Joliet Police Department is stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run May 17-28 and  reminds motorists to buckle up for safety. “Click It or Ticket” leverages education and  enforcement to save lives.  

Officers will be conducting patrols for DUI and seatbelt violations. Please note, a Roadside  Safety Check will be conducted on May 25, 2024, from 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.  

“Seat belts have proven to be lifesaving in the event of a crash,” said Chief Bill Evans.  “Unfortunately, many still don’t buckle up. Worse yet, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that can  be passed on to younger generations who follow the example set by their elders.”  

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a popular time for traveling to visit  family and friends. Whether you are traveling down the block or across the country, make sure  you buckle up every time. Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45%. Seat  belts save lives every day, but they’re only effective if they’re used. 

While Illinois currently has a 93% seat belt use compliance rate, unbelted occupants still account  for more than half of those killed in motor vehicle crashes. The simple click of a seat belt could  save thousands of lives each year. 

The “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation  with federal highway safety funds.