During the Click It or Ticket Campaign just completed, The Galena Police Department conducted overtime saturation patrols to aggressively enforce Kansas occupant restraint, texting, impaired driving, and other traffic laws. “During the campaign, Officers performed pro-active seatbelt enforcement patrols for a combined 19 hours of extra duty. Officers wrote a total of 43 citations to unrestrained drivers and passengers, 26 additional citations were issued for various infractions and misdemeanor offenses, to include driving without insurance and driving while suspended,” stated Corporal Blaine Cornelius.
According to Chief Billy Charles, “Stops and tickets are primarily meant to teach. If you were stopped, you, hopefully, learned from your experience. If so, we have made the roads a little safer for you and those you share the road with. We will continue to do that because, while the Click It or Ticket campaign may be over, traffic enforcement never is.”
Click It or Ticket was supported by a grant to the Galena Police Department from the Kansas Department of Transportation.