The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office and Columbus Police issued 281 citations and made six arrests over 24 days as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” mobilization effort. More than 230 Indiana law-enforcement agencies joined thousands across the nation to enforce seat-belt laws in cars and trucks, for both children and adults, in the front seat and back, both day and night. The overtime, highly visible traffic patrols were supported with federal traffic-safety funds administered by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. “We enforce seat belts and other traffic laws to protect the lives of our community members on the road,” said Sheriff Matt Myers. “With the summer travel season now underway, remember to always buckle up – every trip, every time – and use a sober driver.”

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