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Posted on: May 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hays PD Media Release: Click It or Ticket


Chief Don Scheibler
105 W. 12th Street
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-1030 

Sergeant Phillip Gage
105 W. 12th Street
Hays, KS 67601
(785) 625-1030  

DATE: May 13, 2022

SUBJECT: Click It or Ticket is Just Ahead 

Just make it click. The instant you buckle up before driving or riding in the front seat of a car or truck, you cut your risk of a fatal injury in a crash nearly in half. That’s a massive return on the investment of putting on a seatbelt. Being buckled up during a crash helps keep you safe and secure inside your vehicle, as being ejected from a vehicle is almost always deadly. Additionally, your vehicle’s other safety features, particularly air bags, can’t work as effectively if you’re not buckled up- they are designed to work together.  

Beginning on May 22nd, and continuing through June 4th, travelers can expect increased police presence on city streets as the Hays Police Department joins 160 other law enforcement agencies in vigorously enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2022 Kansas *Click It or Ticket campaign.  

Here is the aim of the *Click It or Ticket campaign:  to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.  

During *Click It or Ticket, drivers will be met with extra enforcement of both the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act. These laws require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained.  

In the interest of saving lives, day or night, the Hays Police Department is committed to vigorously ticketing violators of seat belt and child safety laws, as well as other traffic infractions, which make the need for occupant restraint so necessary.  

*This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

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