Grant provides extra patrols
to look for seat belt violators
Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:00 AM
Carroll County law enforcement have begun the Click It Carroll County program to watch for seat belt violators and child restraint seat violations.
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office obtained an overtime enforcement grant through the Kentucky Sheriffs' Association earlier this year worth $23,000, a sheriff's office release said. The sheriff's office received permission for the Carrollton Police Department to participate in the program and use the grant funding as well.
The grant helps pay overtime salaries for Carroll County officers to conduct additional traffic enforcement details and look for seat belt violations, improper use of child restraint seats, texting while driving and other general driving issues.
Drivers are given tickets rather than warnings during the Click It Carroll County operation, the release said.
"We are pleased to receive this grant and hope that the enforcement detail will increase awareness among all motorists and make all of us safer while traveling on Carroll County's roadways," Sheriff Jamie Kinman said in the release.
Banners have been placed at different locations in Carroll County and the city of Carrollton to remind motorists to click it or they might be receiving a ticket.