Sheriff Craig S. DuMond announced today that on Monday, May 20, 2019 Delaware County Sheriff’s Deputies began their participation in the 2019 Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee’s “Click It or Ticket” Seat Belt Mobilization Enforcement campaign.

In addition to their normal law enforcement duties during that period, Deputies were assigned to periodic, dedicated traffic enforcement details that were geared toward seat belt use compliance and enforcement. These compliance and enforcement details were funded by the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee Police Traffic Services Grant.

On Saturday, May 25, Delaware County Sheriff's Deputies, assisted by the Village of Sidney Police Department, conducted a highway safety and seatbelt use compliance check point on State Highway 8 the Village of Sidney that resulted in the issuance of a total of thirty-seven (37) traffic tickets for various vehicle and traffic offenses. Amongst those tickets issued that day were two (2) tickets for seatbelt violations, sixteen (16) uninspected vehicles, thirteen (13) registration violations, five (5) equipment violations, three driver’s license violations and one arrest for Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree.

Sheriff’s Deputies have issued a total of seventy (70) traffic summonses since beginning this campaign on May 20, and will continue their participation through the end of the campaign on June 2.

Speaking on the detail, Sheriff Craig DuMond remarked “these dedicated safety compliance enforcement details are vital to ensuring the safety of our motorists by enforcing seatbelt use regulations as well as vehicle safety inspection and equipment violations, especially during high volume, Holiday travel weekends. Such details help to ensure our roadways are safer for the motoring public. I am very proud of the diligent and professional service my Deputies perform in this endeavor”.