Warwick police issue 238 tickets in seat belt campaign

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WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — The Warwick Police Department issued hundreds of seat belt violations as part of a national effort to get drivers to buckle up.

According to officials in Warwick, police stopped over 300 vehicles as a result of their Click it or Ticket campaign.

During the campaign, which ran from May 19 to June 1, officers issued 238 seat belt/child seat violations, arrested seven drivers for operating with suspended licenses, and arrested two others who had outstanding warrants.

An additional 13 drivers were issued other traffic violations.

The department joined national and local law enforcement officers as well as highway safety advocates across the country for the campaign.

Warwick officials said they hope to prevent senseless injuries and death that occur when drivers refuse to buckle up.

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