A local law enforcement agency is taking part in a national and statewide driver safety initiative. The next Click It or Ticket enforcement effort kicks off Friday and continues through May 31. Officers from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department will join more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies on the lookout around the clock for drivers and passengers who aren’t wearing seat belts.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Department gets federal funding through the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute for the annual Click It or Ticket enforcement effort. In 2014, 748 fatalities occurred on Indiana roadways. Nearly one-third involved victims who were not wearing seat belts, according to ICJI statistics.