MENIFEE (CNS) – Menifee police officers will initiate a citywide
crackdown on scofflaws who don’t buckle up, as well as commit other traffic
violations, beginning Monday and continuing through Memorial Day weekend.

The department is taking part in the nationwide “Click It, or
Ticket” campaign, from May 22 to June 4.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsors the
campaign on a year-round basis.

“Wearing a seat belt should be an automatic for all drivers and
passengers,” Menifee police Chief Pat Walsh said. “It’s the safe thing to do,
especially when it comes to securing children in child safety seats.”

Officers will be conducting targeted patrols during the crackdown,
ticketing motorists for non-compliance with mandatory safety belt regulations
and other infractions, Walsh said.

In 2021 — the latest year for which figures were available — vehicle
crashes claimed the lives of nearly 12,000 people who were not wearing seat
belts, according to the NHTSA. Copyright 2023, City News Service, Inc.

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