Click It or Ticket enforcement covers Memorial Day in Nebraska

NEBRASKA CITY – The Otoe County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers about the lifesaving benefits of wearing a seat belt this spring, during the national Click It or Ticket enforcement.

The Nebraska Office of Highway Safety is sponsoring mobilization of extra patrols over the Memorial Day holiday, May 24 to June 6.

According to the state Department of Transportation, 78 percent of Nebraska fatalities in 2020 involved people who were not wearing seatbelts.

Sheriff Colin Caudill says Nebraska has the fourth worst seat belt usage in the United States.

Caudill: “Law enforcement agencies will be taking a no-excuses approach to seat belt law enforcement, writing citations day and night.”