During the 2010 Click It Or Ticket campaign, the Lakewood Police Department issued 177 summonses, according to the report, including 47 for seatbelts and 5 for DWI. The annual statewide seat belt seatbelts survey conducted immediately following last year’s campaign by the New Jersey Institute of Technology found that the state’s front seat belt usage rate has risen for the 14th consecutive year from 92.67% in 2009 to 93.73%. Rear seat belt usage however, lags far behind, with the newest surveys showing that rate to be only 47.77% (all passengers) and just 27.09% for adults 18 and older, are buckled.
However, tickets were down from the previous year. In 2010, police around NJ issued 35,671 tickets, down from 41,442 in 2009.
As reported last week, the Township is one of many municipalities around the State taking part in the the May 26-June 6 Click It Or Ticket Campaign. TLS.
I really think that we need a serious blitz against cell phone usage while driving. Has anyone else noticed how distracted so many of the drivers around town are? I especially love all those who hold the phone in front of their mouth shouting into a speakerphone rather than hold it to their ear. A lot of good that’s gonna do if you need two hands! I think if LPD actually got serious about ticketing cell phone users, our taxes could go down soon!
I was stopped on Kent Road right near the school, of course i had my seat belt on, the officer looked into the car saw that my son and i we wearing our belts and sent us on our way.
the fact that tickets are down is good news, hard to understand why anyone would not wear seatbelts THE SAVE LIVES!!!
To #1 I agree with you 100% but If the LPD was to ticket everyone on the phone the court house would be flooded with so many fines that all fines would be droped. That is why you always see people in Lakewood on the phone. The laws of this state don’t always apply to Lakewood.
the phone issue is big here. I had two close calls last week by drivers yaking on their cell phones and not bother to stop at a stop sign. When I honked the horn they gave me adirty look like “Why are you disturbing my call?”
Thank you LPD. Good Job!!!! I agree, start cracking down on cell phone users.
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