The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and 63 law enforcement agencies throughout the state recently partnered for the largest statewide Click It or Ticket enforcement period of the year.
A total of 2,123 drivers were cited during the enforcement (May 24 to June 6), including 58 drivers who had an improperly restrained child under the age of 15 in their vehicle.
“Buckling up is an easy decision, and it may be one that saves your life.” said Chief Matthew C. Packard, Colorado State Patrol. “The 2,123 citations issued this enforcement period serve as a reminder to buckle up every ride, because your life matters.”
In 2020, 203 unbuckled drivers and passengers were killed in crashes in the state, accounting for more than half of Colorado’s 365 total passenger vehicle deaths.
CDOT’s highway safety office warned of increased travel this summer due to warmer weather and rising vaccination rates.
The next enforcement period is from July 31 to August 6
Learn more about Click It or Ticket enforcement and Colorado’s seat belt laws at codot.gov/safety/seatbelts.