The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office was busy enforcing regulations under the Click it or Ticket Campaign throughout most of May, and focused on traffic enforcement over Memorial Day weekend.
Deputies cited 80 drivers for not wearing their seatbelts over Memorial Day weekend according to a release. Deputies also issued 30 citations for cell phone use behind the wheel and two drivers were cited for texting while driving.
The department used $3,630.00 of funds from the Governors Highway Safety Program during the Click it or Ticket Campaign that ran from May 9 through May 26. The main goal of the campaign is to ensure drivers are using their car’s safety restraints, but deputies also caught drivers using their cell phones and texting behind the wheel.
According to a release, the department made 214 traffics stops over the course of 126 hours worked on the campaign. Of these 214 traffic stops, deputies issued 136 citations for seat belt violations, and 26 drivers were cited for cell phone use and four drivers were cited for texting while driving.
For more information about the Click it or Ticket initiative, visit The Governor’s Highway Safety Program website provided by the West Virginia Department of Transportation.