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Streetwise: Is 'Click It' campaign fair?

Original post made on May 18, 2012

As Danville Police and many localities throughout the state gear up for the Click It or Ticket campaign, Roving Reporter Stan Wharton went to downtown Danville to ask residents ==B Are the seat belt and distracted driving fines appropriate?==

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Posted by Vic G
a resident of Danville
on May 18, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Click It Campaign - Distracted driving, texting, and to a lesser degree, talking on a cell phone, causes accidents and needs to be dealt with seriously. Driving with an unfastened seatbelt has never caused an accident, and if there is an accident, the first victim is the person not using the seatbelt. With seatbelts the role of our police should always be education and never punishment unless there are egregious circumstances. Stopping an otherwise safe driver in a 30mph speed limit district and issuing a summons to appear in Superior Court is simply not consistent with the Danville small town look and feel. With the state's dire financial situation, with police funding tight and getting tighter, we have to question whether the limited resources available are being used wisely on Click It stops. Strong message to follow :) Vic G


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Posted by THERESA N
a resident of Danville
on May 18, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I strongly agree with the cell phone laws I think these are huge distractions while driving. I have been on my phone several times(before law of course) and found myself getting to my destination and not even remembering the route I took.
As for the seatbelt laws I have never agreed with them except for the children. If I want to get into MY car and not wearied my belt then that should be my right. Not somebody else telling me I have to or else.