Click It or Ticket: Campaign continues in Douglas County

(Image via Douglas County Sheriff's Office)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is continuing it's participation in the national "Click it or Ticket" campaign.

The enforcement campaign began on February 5 and continues through February 18.

Deputies are specifically working to increase proper safety belt and child car seat use during this course of the campaign. In addition, deputies are watching for violations of using a cell phone while driving and speed.

Funding for this event is provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation - Traffic Safety Administration.

In 2015, the use of safety belts in passenger vehicles saved an estimated 13,941 lives of occupants ages 5 and older, the sheriff's office cited.

The purpose of the Click It or Ticket campaign is to to increase safety, education, strong laws and law enforcement officers saving lives.

The base fine for a safety belt or child car seat violation in Oregon is $115.

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