Click It or Ticket http://michiganradio.org en Michigan police: 8,050 citations in seat belt crackdown http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-police-8050-citations-seat-belt-crackdown <p>State police say an annual Michigan enforcement crackdown on motorists who fail to use seat belts and child safety seats led to 8,050 citations. That&#39;s down about 1,000 from 2011.<br /><br />This year&#39;s <a href="http://michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1593_3504_22774-11612--,00.html">Click It or Ticket</a> campaign ran from May 21 to June 1.<br /><br />State police say they have reports from law enforcement agencies in 26 counties. They say a preliminary count shows that officers stopped 14,761 vehicles during the crackdown.<br /><br />The state has reported a slight drop in the rate of seat belt law compliance, from a record-high 97.9 percent in 2009 to 94.5 percent in 2011.<br /><br />The enforcement effort led to a number of other citations, including 95 drunken driving arrests and 53 drug arrests. Thy also cited about 1,000 insurance violations and 535 suspended license violations.</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:08:50 +0000 The Associated Press 7958 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan police: 8,050 citations in seat belt crackdown