Santa Fe– The New Mexico State Police teamed up with law enforcement agencies in seven other states in the “Get Your ‘Clicks’ on Route 66” seat belt crackdown on Friday, August 3, 2012.
The quarterly mobilization began in August, 2010 with a handful of law enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma, but now has expanded to include Highway Patrol Troopers, State Police Officers and other agencies in eight states along the famed “Mother Road.”
The crackdown ran for 24 hours on Friday, from midnight to midnight.
The following enforcement statistics were recorded in New Mexico during this project:
DWI arrests- 3
Seatbelt citations- 71
Child Restraint citations- 18
Speeding citations- 86
No Insurance citations- 23
Open Container citations- 1
Other Arrests- 4
The “Get your ‘Clicks’ on Route 66” mobilization is coordinated by Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. Ben Crockett. States taking part in the Friday crackdown include Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.
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Contact: Lieutenant Robert McDonald