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Anchorage Police Department
Thursday June 5th, 2014 :: 09:08 a.m. AKDT


APD “Click it or Ticket” Campaign Results - More than 800 Citations Written

Anchorage Police wrote more than 800 citations in this year’s “Click it or Ticket” Campaign, which ran from May 19, 2014 through June 1, 2014. Of those citations, 212 were written for not wearing seat belts or not having a proper child restraint.

Anchorage Police worked a total of 257 hours on the detail, making contact with motorists to encourage safer driving and to enforce Alaska’s seat belt law. In addition to writing seat belt citations, 43 arrests were made during the two-week long detail which included arrests for DUI, warrants, suspended licenses and no insurance.

Following the “Click it or Ticket” detail, APD’s Traffic Unit will now be focusing additional enforcement on the Glenn Highway during the morning commute. Officers will be looking for unsafe driving behaviors such as speeding, distracted driving, and enforcing the “Move Over Law.” The “Move Over Law” applies to drivers passing stationary emergency response vehicles, including police vehicles, performing official duties on a highway or roadway. In this case, a driver traveling with two or more lanes in the same direction should safely vacate the lane closest to the emergency response vehicle. If this cannot be done in a safe manner, then the vehicle must slow down to a reasonable speed when passing an emergency response vehicle (see AS 28.35.185 for full law).

By driving safely, sober and buckled up, we can ensure that we have safe and fun travels this summer. APD appreciates our motorists who look out for their personal safety and the safety of others. APD would like to encourage all motorists to always buckle up and be REDDI – Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 911.

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Jennifer Castro
Public Affairs Unit

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