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Cuyahoga Falls and Silver Lake police departments are participating in the annual Click It or Ticket campaign May 22 through June 4.
According to Capt. Steve Guldeman, Falls Police will have additional officers out during this time to enforce traffic laws and issue citations for seat belt violations. This will be funded through a 2017 Ohio Traffic Safety Grant, he said.
Guldeman, who is the operations commander for Falls Police, said the current seat belt usage rate for Summit County is 78.1 percent.
"The main focus will be bringing awareness to the importance of seat belt use," added Silver Lake Police Lt. Steve Justice. "In 2016, Ohio saw 431 traffic fatalities where occupants weren't wearing seatbelts. That's down almost 9 percent from 473 in 2015, and we aim to lower that number by even more in 2017."