Police on the lookout for unrestrained drivers

Police on the lookout for unrestrained drivers
Posted at 4:22 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 18:22:24-04

Ahead of the busy Memorial Day travel weekend, a statewide seat belt campaign is in full swing. 

The Idaho Transportation Department is providing funds to police agencies through a grant to offset overtime costs for dozens of law enforcement partners who will be on the lookout for people who are riding or driving without seatbelts. 

The "Click It, Don't Risk It" campaign runs through June 3. Police say to not expect to get off with a warning if you're pulled over.

"Wearing a seatbelt is extremely important. From my personal experience, when I go onto an injury crash or a fatal crash, most of the time when somebody is injured or, sadly, killed, it's because they weren't wearing a seatbelt, and just taking that extra second to click it. You're going to save yourself from a potential injury or death," said Cpl. Kirill Fomin with Idaho State Police. 

Police say the campaign and the holiday are a good time to also make sure that your child's car seat is properly secured in place.