June 3, 2016


Police stage seat belt crackdown

StopBob Ellis/staff photographer
Cortland police and SUNY Cortland University Police were on Broadway Thursday afternoon checking seat belt use and inspection and registration stickers on passing vehicles.

Staff Reporter

City police issued 73 tickets during its two day Buckle Up New York Seat Belt Enforcement program traffic stops.
Traffic stops were held Wednesday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to3 p.m. said city police Lt. David Guerrera.
During the span of the two-day traffic stops, both conducted on Broadway,22 tickets for seat belt violations were written, Guerrera said. The stops, which mainly focused on seat belt violations, also cracked down on other traffic violations, Guerrera said. Other tickets written duringthe stops include one suspended license, one unlicensed driver, one registrationnot displayed, one improper display ofregistration, one dark tinted windows, one driving with no insurance, four loudexhausts, five cell phone violations, sixexpired registrations and 29 uninspected vehicles.
“We’re (law enforcement) trying to make the public aware so we can reduce the number of people injured or killed in crashes,” Guerrera said.
Funding for the program comes from the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee, which also provides funding for otherprograms like the Aggressive Driving Prevention Program and Safe Stop, Guerrera said.
City police were assisted Wednesday and Thursday by state police and SUNY Cortland University Police.
Traffic stops held during the program concluded Thursday afternoon.


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