The Vail Police Department is taking part in the statewide Click It or Ticket Campaign. There will be three enforcement periods in 2016. The first is from March 28 through April 3.
The department will have officers working almost 40 hours of seat belt enforcement during this time period. Motorists are reminded that using your seat belt will significantly increase your chances of surviving a serious traffic crash.
The seat belt law for adults requires the driver and front seat passengers to buckle up. The law is a secondary offense, meaning a driver must be stopped for another offense before receiving a ticket for a seat belt violation. The minimum fine is $65.
The national Click It or Ticket mobilization is conducted by the Air Bag & Seat Belt Safety Campaign of the National Safety Council in conjunction with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, state highway safety offices, law enforcement agencies and the National Transportation Safety Board.
For questions about the Vail Click It or Ticket Campaign, contact Officer Mike Bindle at 970-479-2200.