Point of Contact for Press Release: Major Karen D. Pinch, Chief Administrative Officer, RISP Headquarters, (401) 444-1005,
Colonel Steven G. O'Donnell, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Commissioner of the Rhode Island Department of Public Safety, announces that through funding obtained by the Department of Transportation Office on Highway Safety, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Rhode Island State Police will be joining with state and local law enforcement agencies by participating in the "Click it or Ticket" nationwide enforcement campaign.
Starting on Monday, September 23rd and continuing through and including Sunday, September 29th, the Rhode Island State Police will be stepping up enforcement of the child restraint laws and seat belt laws in an effort to save lives. Patrols will also encourage all motorists to "Buckle Up" and ensure that all children are properly secured in their motor vehicles.
"Click it or Ticket" marks a high point in our push for greater seat belt use and child restraint seat use. The public is reminded that Rhode Island Law requires all operators and passengers to buckle up, and that people who are stopped for any reason and who are not wearing a seatbelt or using a child safety seat will be ticketed. Statistics show that seat belts save lives.
Hazardous road conditions and unsafe drivers may be reported by dialing *77 (*SP) on your cellular telephone. This call is free and will connect you to the nearest Rhode Island State Police Barracks to your location.