LaPorte Authorities Cite Dozens in May Enforcement Blitz


The LaPorte Police Department conducted hundreds of traffic stops during May’s enforcement blitz.

Extra patrols were out as part of the national Click It or Ticket campaign. During the 25-day timeframe, LaPorte Police say they issued 143 tickets for the lack of wearing a seatbelt. Four additional tickets were written for child restraint violations. In total, 173 violations were ticketed according to a press release.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that in 2015 more than 88-percent of drivers and passengers used a seatbelt. Records from the NHTSA also suggest that more than 12-thousand lives were saved by the use of a seatbelt nationwide.

In the Hoosier state, 90.2-percent of motorists have indicated they wear their seatbelt.