Statewide Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement kicked off with press conference in Weld County

Weld County Press Conference

Earlier this month, Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement agencies participated in a Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement period to ensure Colorado drivers buckle up. The enforcement period ran from July 31 to Aug. 6. During the enforcement, a total of 871 drivers were cited.

To kick off this enforcement period, local safety partners in Weld County came together on July 28 at Banner Health’s North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley to discuss the importance of wearing seat belts. Speakers included CDOT, Colorado State Patrol, a surgeon from Banner Health, a representative from the DRIVE SMART Weld County Coalition and Hannah Ellenberger, a Weld County resident who lost her mother in an unbuckled crash when she was a child.

“You rarely think that one small choice is going to change somebody’s life forever. But it changed my life forever,” said Ellenberger. “I’ve experienced firsthand how the choice to buckle up can impact the rest of your life. Please choose to wear your seat belt for every trip, no matter the distance.”

For more information on Click It or Ticket, and CDOT’s Whole System, Whole Safety initiative, visit codot.gov/safety