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Click It or Ticket

IT BEGAN YESTERDAY AND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH JUNE THIRD, THE ANNUAL CLICK IT OR TICKET.  DRIVERS CAN EXPECT INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE ON CITY STREETS AS THE NORTON POLICE DEPARTMENT JOINS OVER 150 OTHER LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN AGGRESSIVELY ENFORCING KANSAS OCCUPANT RESTRAINT AND OTHER TRAFFIC LAWS AS PART OF THE 2012 KANSAS CLICK IT OR TICKET  TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT CAMPAIGN. THIS ACTIVITY IS SUPPORTED BY A GRANT FROM THE KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (KDOT).   THE AIM OF CLICK IT OR TICKET IS SIMPLE: TO DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PREVENTABLE DEATHS AND INJURIES THAT OCCUR WHEN UNBELTED DRIVERS AND PASSENGERS ARE INVOLVED IN TRAFFIC CRASHES. ACCORDING TO KDOT’S TRAFFIC SAFETY SECTION, OVER TWO-THIRDS OF THOSE KILLED IN CRASHES ARE NOT BELTED IN. JUST AS STRIKING IS THE FACT THAT ABOUT 89 PERCENT OF CRASH SURVIVORS WHO SUFFER NO INJURIES AT ALL ARE BELTED IN. IN OTHER WORKS, AN UNRESTRAINED OCCUPANT HAS ONLY ABOUT AN 11% CHANCE OF NOT BEING INJURED IN A CRASH. AND ALL FOR SIMPLY NOT TAKING TWO SECONDS TO BUCKLE UP.