Washoe County Sheriff’s Office focuses on seatbelt safety by participating in Joining Forces Click It or Ticket campaign
From April 1st – April 11th, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office will dedicate extra deputies to specifically look for distracted drivers.
As people are getting ready to kick off the summer and Memorial Day weekend is approaching, the Sheriff’s Office reminds everyone to buckle up every time you get in a vehicle. It only takes a couple of seconds to help save a life by putting on a seat belt.
As part of ongoing efforts to increase traffic safety, the Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with other Nevada law enforcement agencies to heighten enforcement of seat belt violations during the spring travel season.
From May 16th through May 30th, 2022, the Sheriff’s Office, along with regional partners will dedicate extra patrol personnel specifically to look for drivers and other occupants in vehicles who are not wearing their seatbelts as well as children who are not properly secured in a car or booster seat.
Seat belts are for protection. Agencies participate in Joining Forces events like this with the intent of using increased enforcement, and awareness, to save lives.
Funding for the extra patrols is made possible by a Joining Forces grant received from the Nevada Department of Public Safety/Office of Traffic Safety. Joining Forces is a multi-jurisdictional law enforcement program aimed at reducing injuries and crashes through statewide enforcement in the areas of: DUI, speed, distracted driving, seat belt and pedestrian safety. The goal of these enforcement campaigns is to save lives by increasing public awareness about the dangers of making poor choices while driving.
For more information on Joining Forces and other statewide Traffic Safety Programs, please visit https://zerofatalitiesnv.com/.
Sergeant Jeff McCaskill
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office
Office: (775) 328-8707
Cell: (775) 453-0107
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