By SALINA POST
The Saline County Sheriff's Office will be participating in a Click It or Ticket campaign next week.
Click It or Ticket is scheduled for Monday through June 4. During this period, drivers will see a heightened enforcement of the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act. According to information from the sheriff's office, these statutes require that all occupants in vehicles must be appropriately restrained.
"First, I want to thank the drivers that take their safey seriously and buckle up every trip," said Saline County Sheriff Roger Soldan.
"I also want people to know that in the interest of saving lives, day or night, the Saline County Sheriff's Office is committed to vigorously ticketing violators of adult seat belt and child safety laws, as well as other traffic infractions, which make the need for occupant restraint so necessary," Soldan added.
The sheriff's office noted that seatbelts have been proven to be one of the best ways to save lives in a vehicle crash. Yet a number of people still don't buckle up.
"Worse still, not wearing a seat belt is a habit that will pass on to your children and teens who, in turn, will think it is safe to not buckle up," the sheriff's office noted.