Troopers issue 250 citations in seat-belt campaign

Posted: Wednesday, May 28, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Alaska State Troopers issued 250 citations statewide for seat belt violations during the first week of their ''Click It or Ticket'' campaign.

Troopers put in about 410 hours of overtime from May 19 to 26 and stopped almost 1,300 vehicles, according to trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson. He said 171 seat belt violations were for the driver of the vehicle not being buckled up, 65 were for passengers older than 16 not wearing seat belts and 14 for children younger than 16 not properly restrained.

''What most troopers I've spoken with are telling me is that we're seeing a lot of people wearing their seat belts,'' said Lt. Matthew Leveque, the Click It or Ticket program coordinator.

The seat belt enforcement effort will continue through Sunday.

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