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New grant helping Nampa Police buckle down on buckling up

Posted: 6:56 PM, Jun 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-15 20:59:45-04

NAMPA, Idaho — In just about two weeks time, Nampa Police say they saw 108 seatbelt violations.

Recently, they received a grant to add more patrols on the road to gather information on seatbelt violations and other types of citations.

During the 100 Deadliest Days of Summer, the department's goal is to reduce motor vehicle related deaths and serious injuries.

Police, along with local transportation agencies are reminding drives to buckle up.

"No police officer likes to go to the scene of a crash and find that somebody was not wearing their seatbelt and be exposed to what kind of effects that causes," said Sergeant Jaime Burns with Nampa Police. "All first responders to that crash scene so personally it really affects us. We think about that a lot when we go to fatal crashes."

Nampa Police also recorded the number of citations for speeding violations, traffic stops, and suspended driver's licenses.