COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police handed out nearly 16,000 citations during Ohio's Click-It or Ticket campaign, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
Law enforcement agencies from all around the state worked about 149,000 hours to crackdown on those who don't buckle up from May 20 until June 2.
During the initiative, OSP said 15,992 motorists were cited for not wearing their safety belt and an additional 530 were cited for child restraint violations. In addition, officers arrested 2,180 impaired drivers and conducted 1,455 felony arrests.
"Initiatives like Click-It or Ticket illustrate the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies working together for a common cause," said Director Thomas P. Charles, Ohio Department of Public Safety. "Lives were saved because of the diligence of these officers to enforce Ohio's motor vehicle laws."
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to call #677 to report impaired or dangerous drivers, or drug activity.