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Click it or Ticket Campaign Nabs Over 18,000 Violators

Posted June 6, 2007 10:23 p.m. EDT
Updated June 6, 2007 10:47 p.m. EDT

— The state's Click it or Ticket program caught 18,658 violators during its latest enforcement push, the Governor's Highway Safety Program announced Wednesday.

Drivers and passengers were cited for 17,208 seat-belt and 1,450 child passenger violations, officials said. The spring campaign ran from May 21 to June 3.

Counties with the most seat-belt charges were Mecklenburg with almost 2,000, Wake with 1,422 and Iredell County with 605, Gov. Mike Easley said.

In addition to cracking down on unrestrained drivers and passengers, officers across the state charged 2,057 motorists with driving while impaired. Officers issued a total of 6,835 criminal violations, including 1,763 drug charges, 110 stolen vehicles and 595 fugitives captured.