'Click it' campaign spawns plenty of tickets in Berlin

Published on Sunday, 1 July 2018 20:44
Written by Charles Paullin


BERLIN - The police department has released the results of its “click it or ticket” enforcement campaign, whihc was held from May 23 to June 3, with 184 seat belt violation citations issued.

Adult seat belt violations were given out to 180 people, and four citations were issued for child car seat violations, according to a release from Deputy Chief Chris Ciuci.

Seven people were ticketed for a suspended license, four for uninsured motorists, seven for unregistered motor vehicles, one for a drug arrest, five for cell/text violations, one for being an unlicensed operator and four for other motor vehicle charges.

Those charges were two for misuse of marker plates, one for defective windshield and one for failure to stop when signaled or disobeying direction of officer.

“The general goal of Connecticut’s Occupant Protection Program is to maintain safety belt use rates at a level that is consistently above the National average,” said the release from Ciuci. “We are happy to partner with the Connecticut Department of Transportation on this initiative and to increase awareness and adherence to Connecticut’s occupant protection laws.”

The citations were issued during seven seat belt spot-checks.

Charles Paullin can be reached at 860-801-5074 or cpaullin@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Berlin on Sunday, 1 July 2018 20:44. Updated: Sunday, 1 July 2018 20:46.