Crime & Courts

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issue 363 seat belt citations in two weeks

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police issued 363 seat belt citations and scores of other citations during seven seat belt operations over the last two weeks, police said Monday.

The operations were all a part of the Governors Highway Safety Program’s Click It or Ticket campaign, said Sgt. David Sloan.

The results from the operations include: 30 child seat violations, 39 driving while license revoked, 39 citations for no operator’s license, 5 for drug violations, 1 for open container violations and 268 other traffic charges, police said.

In all, police recorded 747 charges, police said.

The seven operations took place at Albemarle and Sharon Amity roads, Rozzelle's Ferry Road and Trade Street, Nations Ford and Arrowood roads, Independence Boulevard and Village Lake Drive, Albemarle and Lawyers roads, Milton Road and The Plaza and Beatties Ford and Sunset roads, police said.

Before the two week campaign, police also conducted five other seat belt operations between May 5 and 16 as part of the Governors Highway Safety Program’s Click It or Ticket mini-mobilization, said police.

Only a few counties statewide participated in this event, police said.

During the mini-mobilization, police issued 265 seat belt and child restraint citations as well as 20 citations for driving while licensed revoked, 16 for no operator’s license and 108 other traffic charges. according to police.

During the last four weeks, police said they issued a total of 658 seat belt and child restraint violations as well as 1,156 total charges, police said.