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'Click it or Ticket' campaign yields more than 13,254 violations

Posted June 9, 2010 5:42 p.m. EDT

— State and local law enforcement officers issued more than 13,254 seat belt and child passenger safety violations during the national “Click it or Ticket” mobilization.

During more than 8,000 checkpoints and stepped-up patrols across North Carolina, officers also charged 2,270 motorists with driving while impaired and issued a total of 6,769 criminal violations, including 1,599 drug charges, the recovery of 68 stolen vehicles and the arrest of 729 fugitives.

"As the summer travel season begins, this campaign served as a reminder to always buckle up,” N.C. Transportation Secretary Gene Conti said in a statement. “I thank all the law enforcement agencies that dedicated their time to ensuring North Carolinians stayed safe over the Memorial Day holiday.”

The campaign ran from May 24 through June 6 and was administered by the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program.