The Broken Bow Police Department stepped up its enforcement of the mandatory safety belt law November 27th through December 6th during the annual Click It or Ticket statewide mobilization, according to Chief Steve Scott. One officer participated in the Click it Or Ticket mobilization and there were 24 calls to service, 10 total contacts and 1 citation issued.
According to the Nebraska Department of Transportation in 2018 there were 175 traffic fatalities and 66% were not wearing seat belts. NDOT also stated that 33% of fatality accidents involved alcohol which is up from 2017 when it was 30%.
Traffic was very light because of the winter weather over the Thanksgiving weekend which is one of the reasons for the low number of traffic contacts.
Click it or Ticket is made possible through a grant from the Nebraska Department of Transportation – Highway Safety Office.